Kale should be on your weekly shopping list for more than one reason. It’s an excellent choice for those with chronic liver issues. Kale is part of the cabbage family including broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and cabbage greens.
Eat Your Greens!
Like many veg kale has been classed as a decorative green on the side of your plate to being one of the most nutritious green in a great number of meals. The green is one of my personal favourites. Although quite tough to chew, I eat it raw, dehydrated, as a salad, smoothie as well as steamed in a tiny bit of water, added to my soups and also add it to my dogs home cooked dinners.
Kale has a long list of health benefits!
With only 36 calories per cup, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat Kale is . It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below.
The green helps bind bile acids and lowers cholesterol levels, which can possibly reduce the risk of heart disease.
Kale reduces inflammation in the body, which is extremely valuable if you suffer with chronic liver problems. One of kale’s phytonutrients is quercetin, which is a flavonoid that acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body.
Kale is a rich source of Vitamin K, a nutrient that helps regulate the body’s inflammatory process.
One large handful of kale only has 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It’s one of the most nutrient dense foods on the plane, filled with vitamins, folate and magnesium. Great for digestion and gut cleanse with its great fiber content.
A large handful of raw kale (about 70 grams) RDA contains:
- Vitamin A: 206% (from beta-carotene)
- Vitamin B6: 9%
- Vitamin C: 134%
- Vitamin K: 684% (Kale is one of the best sources of VIT K and is absolutely critical for blood clotting)
- Calcium: 9%
- Copper: 10%
- Magnesium: 6%
- Manganese: 26%
- Potassium: 9%
- it also contains 3% or more Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus.
Loaded With Powerful Antioxidants Like Quercetin and Kaempferol!
Antioxidants are powerful substances that help counteract oxidative damage by free radicals in the body. Oxidative damage is said to be on the list among the leading drivers of aging and a great number of many diseases, including cancer.
The phytonutrients found in the green veg has anti-cancer properties and help fight free radical damage which is known to be a cancer risk factor. For those with chronic long term liver issues would benefit from consuming this awesome SUPER-food.
Add kale to your dietary routine!
Kale is an awesome Super-food. From frying to baking, dehydrating to blending to adding to fresh salads. For those with compromised liver functions kale is a must on the shopping list as it contains valuable phytonutrients. By eating more kale it’s a great way to increase the total nutrient content of your diet.