in praise of kale

Olson, Cathe
July 2005
Mothering;Jul/Aug2005, Issue 131, p48
The article focuses on the importance of green vegetables in diet, with emphasis on nutritional value of kale. Yoga dietetics suggest greens every day for optimum health, and kale is one of the most nourishing. Unlike spinach or chard, it does not contain oxalic acid, which prevents the body from absorbing calcium. It is also the green richest in the phytochemical lutein. Known mostly for its prevention of eye disease, lutein is now thought to be better protection against cancer than beta-carotene. Kale is also one of the highest sources of antioxidant flavonoids, which help ward off heart disease and regulate blood pressure.


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