The Benefits Of Kale
1. The Kale superfood craze may seem like a modern sensation, but the crop itself is at least 2,000 years old. Ancient Greeks grew Kale, writings from the pre-Christian Roman Empire mention kale-like cabbages, and the earliest American record is dated 1669.
2. One cup of kale has three times as many calories as lettuce, but it is simultaneously higher in fiber and can have up to six times as much calcium.
3.Kale is high in beta-carotene, the carotenoid that is converted by the body into vitamin A as needed. A cup of cooked kale provides 885 mcg of retinol A equivalent, or 17,707 International Units (IU) of vitamin A. This nutrient enables all bodily tissues to grow, including skin and hair. It is also essential for the production of sebum, the oil that helps keep skin and hair moisturized. Immune function, eyesight, and reproductive function also rely on vitamin A.
4. A cup of cooked kale also provides 53.3 mg of vitamin C, which is needed to build and maintain collagen, the key protein that provides structure for skin, hair and bones.
5.Kale is Packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Kale is a great source of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), the omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for brain health, boosts heart health, and also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
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