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Kale, OMG the benefits are great!
Before having Lupus, I didn’t eat a lot of kale because I only have it during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Lupus changed the way, I look at food as a whole and the way I research the vegetables I take in on a daily basis.
Kale has a lot of benefits that can help with a lot of symptoms; help control diabetes, lower the risk of cancer and helps in lowering your blood pressure and I just found out today about lowering the risk of developing asthma. It also promotes healthy skin, hair, and bones as well.
According to MNT, here are the benefits of adding kale to your diets on a regular basis.
The leafy green contains an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes. Studies on alpha-lipoic acid have also shown decreases in peripheral neuropathy and/or autonomic neuropathy in diabetics.3
Kale is a leafy green coniferous vegetable that is chock-full of essential vitamins C and K, vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, and minerals like copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. A cup of chopped fresh kale has only about 8 calories but contains 24 mg of calcium, 79 mg of potassium, and 17 mcg of folate.
I know, first hand when I drink a green smoothie once a week; my lupus doesn’t flare up.
As you can see, even a cup can go a long way, to improve your health. I hope you enjoy one of my favorite recipe below.
How are you incorporating kale into your diet?