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What are the benefits of eating Kale?

Q. What are the benefits of eating Kale? Are there any benefits at all?Thanks!

 

A. Kale is a super healthy food to incorporate into your diet for better health. Not only is kale extremely low in calories, but is also a good source of fiber which may help lower cholesterol levels. Kale has one of the highest amounts of vitamin K out of all of the vegetables. Vitamin K is vital for blood to clot normally and helping the body heal from injury. Kale is high in vitamins A and C as well. Vitamin A is important for healthy vision, skin, reproduction and immunity. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that supports immune health and is needed for the body to absorb iron. Kale is additionally a good source of minerals such as calcium needed for bone health, muscle contractions and hormone regulation. These are just a few examples of the great nutritional benefits of eating kale. However, if you have problems with blood clotting or are taking anti-coagulants make sure to consult your doctor before adding kale to your diet.

 
 
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