The 5 health benefits of eating kale you never knew
Kale in one the leafy greens widely promoted for good health, and now science is able to confirm and explain why this is true.So, below are the The 5 health benefits of eating kale you never knew.
Kale protects the eyes
Kale is one of the leafy greens highest in two carotenoids called: Letein and Zeaxanthin. These plant compounds have been reported to slow the progression of age - related Macular degeneration. In addition to that, it is has been scientifically established that ingesting dietary antioxidants, like vitamin C, β-carotene (vitamin A) and vitamin B3 (niacin), found in fruit and vegetables, is an efficient way to prevent glaucoma.
Current studies suggest that lutein is predominantly restricted to its function of quenching harmful triplet chlorophyll ( light- absorbing pigment). Triplet excited chlorophyll is known to act as the photosensitizer in photosynthesis, passing excitation energy to oxygen, thus forming singlet oxygen, results in lipid peroxidation, a chain reaction that can result in tissue damage.
zeaxanthin on the other hand is the major player in the deactivation of excited singlet chlorophyll and thus in NPQ (non-photochemical quenching), which is a process that starts in Response to Excess Light Energy.
Kale may help people with Iron deficient anaemia (IDA)
IDA occurs when your body doesn't have enough iron to produce haemoglobin, which is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red color, and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body. But kale has been reported to be one of the ideal foods that will help you get rid of IDA, because it can provide you with iron, vitamin C and other nutrients needed for optimal health.
Kale could help treat smallpox
yes, you read it right! Kale is a food that has been reported to be part of the Natural treatment protocol in case of a smallpox (variola) outbreak. The reason for this, is that kale is one of the foods that are good nourishment for the lymphatic system, and smallpox virus affects the lymphatic system. Therefore, if you got smallpox It is important to nourish it and cleanse the lymphatic system, which is part of the circulatory system and a vital part of the immune system, comprising a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph, towards the heart.
Kale may help end constipation
There are basic anti- constipation measures that you can take, that can end your constipation problems, some of which include: eating more fiber through foods and fruits that contain both: fiber and sorbitol. Kale is one of the greens, rich in fiber, reported to help regulating bowel movements, and according to the USDA 100 grams of boiled kale provides 2 grams of fiber.
Kale promotes shiny and healthy hair
Kale is a good vegan source of vitamin B6 and Niacin. Both of which have been reported to help prevent dandruff and contribute to the undernourishment of hair-follicle cells, respectively. According to selfnutritionData 100grams of boiled kale contain 0.3 mg of vitamin B6 and 1.0 mg of niacin.
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