Kale, or brassica oleracea, is a green, leafy vegetable that belongs to the same plant family as arugula, cabbage, and broccoli, to name a few.

Kale, or brassica oleracea, is a green, leafy vegetable that belongs to the same plant family as arugula, cabbage, and broccoli, to name a few. It is native to certain parts of Asia and the Mediterranean and known to be part of the traditional cuisine of different countries in the previously mentioned regions for about 2,000 years. Today, kale is grown in different parts of the world and has become particularly popular in the UnitedStates because of its many health benefits.

Aside from being a great source of Vitamins A, C, and K, recent studies have also revealed kale’s potential to aid in the prevention of ofdiabetes and heart disease. Its high fiber content is also known as one of the reasons why kale is so popular as an ingredient in salads and several juice cleanse blends.

In 20121, researchers revealed that eating raw kale can be effective in helping the body with digestion and in dealing with oxidative stress due to the polyphenols, Vitamin C, and beta carotene found in the plant. A similar study from 20152 also concluded that the folic acid, ascorbic acid, and riboflavin found in kale gives it the potential to help protect the body from cancer and cardiovascular conditions, among others. It is said that with the ever-growing interest and demand for kale, we can expect researchers to come out with even more evidence pertaining to the vegetable’s health benefits.

If you’re curious about what kale can do for your health but still unsure about how to add it to your current diet, you will be glad to know that there are thousands of articles on the internet that feature recipes highlighting kale.

Subscribing to a predominantly plant-based diet, keeping up an active lifestyle, and incorporating any among the infusions of Sekaya BotanicInfusion into your habits, may very well be the beginning of a healthier and longer life for you.

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Links to studies:

1: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22744944

2: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4663599/

Other references:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270435.php

https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/publications/vegetabletravelers/kale.html

https://draxe.com/health-benefits-of-kale/

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