Benefits of Kale

Health Benefits of Kale

By Yanti

Benefits of Kale

Benefits of Kale

Kale (borecole) is a leafy green vegetable and is an annual plant species that grow well in areas of temperate and cool conditions of light freezing. Benefits of Kale is not only for consumption but also beneficial to humans health because kale vegetables have many nutrients that are beneficial to human body health.

Kale is a vegetable of cabbage or brassica family, this plant is closely related to cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and so on, and Kale vegetables is now widely cultivated in many countries like in Japan, Europe, and America

Kale’s best harvest vegetables during the winter is from November to March, because the quality of the sweet taste of the kale plant will be increased during cold weather. Kale leaves that have been harvested the same as turnip leaves are leaves that are easily damaged, and therefore need kale leaves consumed immediately or stored in a refrigerator at a temperature below 35 degrees F with a high level of humidity  to keep good quality of kale.

Kale Nutrition
There are many health benefits of kale for other than for consumption, this is because the nutrients present in the vegetables kale, and nutrients that include Vitamin A, B complex, C, E, K, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Phyto-nutrients, carotene – ß, and others.

Health benefits of Kale
There are a lot of health benefits of kale for the human body, and go round as follows

– The content of vitamin A in kale is useful for maintaining healthy eyes and skin, and also beneficial to minimize the diseased lung and oral cavity cancer
– Vitamin B complex such as niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine, and pyridoxine is useful for substrate metabolism in the body
– A high content of vitamin K in kale beneficial for bone health is the establishment and strengthening of bones, and vitamin K is also useful to help limit the damage to nerves in the brain such as those experienced by people affected by Alzheimer’s disease
– Other Mineral content in Kale  vegetables such  potassium, manganese, and iron is also the health benefits of kale for the human body, eg potassium content is beneficial for controlling blood pressure and heart rate, manganese useful as co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme super-oxide dismutase. Iron is necessary for cell oxidation and formation of red blood cells in the body.
– Kale also provides nutrient-rich ingredients that provide protection from vitamin A deficiency, Anemia, iron deficiency, osteoporosis, heart disease, prostate cancer, and colon
– The content of phytochemicals Kale, like other members of the brassica family, contain phytochemicals that promote health, whereas sulforaphane and in dole-3-carbinol helps to keep the body not exposed to colon and prostate cancer.
Other benefits of kale are lowering the body’s cholesterol levels, especially if the plant kale is cooked by steaming, raw kale also given benefits for decreased levels of cholesterol in the body even though its ability is lower when compared with consumption of boiled Kale.

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