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What Are the Health Benefits of Dino Kale?

 

Q. What are the health benefits of Dino Kale
 
A. Dino Kale, also known as dinosaur kale or lacinato kale, is a variety of kale.  It is a low-calorie, high-fiber, zero-fat food that is perfect for watching calories or weight loss.  A serving of kale provides more than three quarters of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C.  Vitamin C has been identified as a nutrient that reduces free radicals to slow down the aging process, help prevent cancers, reduce inflammation, and promote a healthy immune system. Kale is also a source of vitamin A, which supports good vision, bone development and immune function. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber which helps maintain heart health, regular digestion and lower cholesterol. Kale is especially rich in the carotenes lutein and zeaxanthin, which may protect the eyes from both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. The potassium content in kale helps control heart rate and blood pressure and provides protection from stroke and cardiovascular disease. Like other members of the cabbage family, the sulfur containing compounds in kale, are considered protective against cancer.  Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Kale

 

 

 

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