Kale or leaf cabbage, belongs to a group of cabbage (brassica oleracea) cultivars grown for their edible leaves, although some are used as ornaments. Kale plants have green or purple leaves and the central leaves do not form a head. Kale comes with many benefits such as the following.
- Source of antioxidants (Kale is loaded with beta carotene and vitamin C which helps the immune system to become stronger).
- Helps to lose weight (it is low in calories and high in vital nutrients so eating an average amount would keep the stomach full for longer).
- Controls cholesterol (Kale has the ability to promote bile acid synthesis in the body which helps in maintaining cholesterol levels).
- Great for skin (Kale is loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, C, K, antioxidants, protein, minerals etc and these are beneficial to purify the blood and give a clear glowing skin naturally).
- Strengthen bones (enriched with plenty of calcium and phosphorus which are needed to boost bone health).
- Boost vision (the carotenoids – zeaxanthin and lutein nutrients are great for protecting vision).
- A great detox solution (it is known to work wonders in eliminating toxins and cleansing the internal system).
- It can help with digestion (Kale contains fiber and this is great for helping with digestion).
This leafy vegetable comes with some potential side effects such as, thallium toxicity, gastrointestinal problems, hyperkalemia and problems with blood clotting.