RadioMD: Inherently You with Dr. Holly Lucille

Why You Should Eat Kale

March 1, 20169 min
What's so great about kale?That piece of green that you might recognize more as garnish has made headlines for its popularity. Kale has moved from the edge of the plate to a prime position in meals across the nation. What's so great about kale? It's full of vitamins. One cup of cooked kale contains 1000% vitamin K. It also contains 100% vitamin A and vitamin C. It contains 10% of your daily fiber needs. It also has 10% manganese, copper and vitamin B6. One serving contains 20% of your daily Omega-3 needs. It's great for heart health since it's high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It can lower your cancer risk. It contains glucosinolates, which break down into isothiocyanates that have cancer inhibiting benefits. It can lower cholesterol. It's chock full of antioxidants. Listen in as Holly Lucille, ND, RD, shares the joys of kale.

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