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All About Kale

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History of KaleOriginally from Asia

Same family as broccoli and


In the 1600s

kale made

its way

through Europe

to the United


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Health Benefits

anti-inflammatory effects

anti-oxidants: lower risks of cancer

lowers cholesterol

anti-fungal function

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Kale has Omega-3 in the

form of alpha linolenic

acid which has been

proved, and vitamin K

which has been thought, to

combat inflammatory


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Anti-Cancer Properties

carotenoids lutein, beta-carotene, flavonoids kaempferol

and quercitin are all cancer preventing compounds

glucosinolates have been found to lower risk of colon,

breast, bladder, prostate, and ovarian cancer (and are

also found in kale)

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Lowering Cholesterol

If one has high cholesterol, digestive bile will build up

in his or her system

Kale will bind to the digestive bile and help it to pass

through one’s system, rather than get reabsorbed

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Anti-Fungal Function

It is believed that kale

can fight against

pathogenic fungi

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And there are so many

ways to cook it!

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One of my favorite ways to eat kale

is to massage it with avocado

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by Kathleen Berry-Hebert

Nutrition Lover and Learner