5 Reasons Why Kale Is A No-Brainer
Recently, you may have noticed how kale has gotten, shall we say, a lot of negative attention. Sure, everybody knows it’s healthy, the negativity stems from the fact that people believe that it tastes unpleasant. In truth, if kale is prepared correctly, it tastes fantastic. Today, though, we aren’t here to talk about the taste of kale. Instead, we’re here to talk about the many health benefits of kale. We know that kale is good for us, but just what is it about kale that makes it so healthy and beneficial? Here’s a look at some of the main health benefits associated with kale and why the team at Clean Drinks Co. decided to include kale in the Bright & Green superfood blend.
Kale promotes digestive health
One of the main health benefits of kale is based around its ability to help promote digestive health. Kale is rich in fibre, which helps to increase nutrient absorption, promote satiety, reduce inflammation in and around the gut, assist with excretion and the removal of toxins, and much more besides. As well as that, kale is loaded full of prebiotics. Prebiotics are used as food for probiotics and good bacteria in your gut. This means that kale basically not only acts as a superfood for you, it also acts as a superfood for the billions of healthy bacteria living in your gut.
Kale is full of antioxidants
If you look at the ingredients of many popular green superfood supplements, such as our Bright & Green blend, you’ll see that kale is virtually guaranteed to be included. One of the main reasons for this is that kale is loaded full of powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help to protect your cells and prevent oxidative stress and damage by reducing inflammation. This not only helps to strengthen immunity, it also helps to prevent chronic illnesses and diseases such as cancer. Kale contains antioxidants such as beta-carotene, quercetin, kaempferol, and other polyphenols and flavonoids which promote optimal health in a variety of different ways.
Kale is rich in vitamin C
When people speak of the many benefits of vitamins, often it is vitamin C that instantly springs to mind. Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties and it plays a key role in countless physiological processes within our bodies. Vitamin C helps to prevent inflammation, it strengthens the immune system, it plays a vital role in collagen synthesis which is the most abundant protein found in the human body, and it does much more as well. People associated citrus fruits with vitamin C, yet gram for gram, kale contains for vitamin C than a whole fresh orange.
Kale is a great source of vitamin K
Whereas vitamin C is a popular and common vitamin, vitamin K is vastly underrated and under-appreciated. Vitamin K deficiencies are all too common, and this can have a direct impact on our health. Vitamin K boosts immunity, it activates proteins in the body and helps bind calcium, plus it also serves as an important nutrient for clotting the blood. Kale is one of the best natural sources of vitamin K on the planet. One cup of raw kale contains more than six times the minimum daily requirement for vitamin K.
Kale promotes good vision
As we grow older, we find that our eyes often suffer as a result of age-related macular degeneration. Vitamin A is a vitamin which is commonly associated with improving eye health. As mentioned, kale is rich in beta-carotene, which is a precursor for vitamin A. One cup of kale contains 206% of your minimum daily intake for vitamin A, from beta-carotene, making kale fantastic for the eyes, especially as we grow older.
It’s time to experience the benefits of Kale
It’s clear to see that kale is one super-superfood! From strengthening the immune system to promoting better vision, it’s hard to argue its superfood status.
Our Bright & Green blend was purposely blended with kale so that our customers can leverage all the benefits of this amazing superfood without all of the prep.
Mix it, blend it, shake it…our versatile blend can be enjoyed just as much with water as it will your favourite protein shake. And so quick you can be done in as little as 30 seconds!
Check out our powerful Bright & Green superfood blend today and start your journey towards increased energy, mental clarity and overall wellbeing.