Kale is the name of a large leaf green vegetable that grows all around the world. This plant can grow in any climate, even in the coldest regions of Canada.
The vitamins in Kale include Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and K. It also contains the following in large amounts: Manganese, Phosphorous, Folate, Fiber, Copper, Protein, Copper, Tryptophan, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Manganese and Omega 3 Fats. Imagine getting all that nutrients by taking just one vegetable.
Studies have proven that kale (especially when steamed) does reduce the level of cholesterol. When steamed, kale binds more easily to bile acids in the digestive tracts. When the steamed kale leaves the body, its takes all the bile acids it attached itself to along with it, thereby reducing cholesterol. Kale also has anti-inflammatory properties which make it an effective aid against asthma and arthritis, as well as other health conditions related to excessive inflammation. When you combine these anti-inflammatory properties with the high levels of antioxidants in kale, you get an effective combination in the treatment of cancer. Other health benefits of kale includes that it keeps your bone and teeth healthy, prevents urinary stones, and lowers blood pressure. Also, because of its high sulfur content, Kale can really help to detoxify your body.
Kale can be eaten raw when used to make salad. It can also be cooked or baked. Whatever means of preparation you opt for, it will still be nutritious, tasteful and filling.