Health Benefits Of Kale--parattai keerai (பரட்டைக் கீரை)

Kale can be called an unsung hero among green leafy vegetables. Almost everyone talks about the health benefits of spinach or broccoli. But have you ever seen anyone advocate the health benefits of kale to you? Very rare. That is why this extremely healthy vegetable remained unnoticed. In fact, very few people in India know that this green leafy vegetable exists.

Kale is called 'karam sag' in Hindi. It is considered to be a type of cabbage and is rarely eaten in India but it can be easily consumed. Here are some of the health benefits of kale that will inspire you to include it in your diet.

Perfect Diet Food: Are you on a diet to lose weight faster. Then, Kale could be the perfect greens for your low fat salads. A cup of kale has just 35 calories. It has a wealth of roughage and very low fat; that makes it a perfect diet food.

Heart Healthy: If it has zilch fats and 35 odd calories, then it is hardly a surprise that kale is heart healthy. It actually helps to lower your cholesterol levels further giving you a healthy heart.

Too Pale, Have Some Kale: Green leafy vegetables are known to be rich in iron and folate. These minerals help produce more haemoglobin. It also contains calcium that is essential for general bone health. Women who are prone to both anaemia and osteoporosis should definitely make it a habit to eat kale.

Detoxify Yourself: The health benefits of kale also includes removing harmful toxins from your body. It is a rich source of sulphur and has high fibre content which makes it a great janitor for your body.

'K' For Kale: Kale is one of the richest known sources of vitamin K. This makes Kale very good for people who have tendency to blood clots as vitamin K improves blood circulation.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: To put it simply, kale works excellent for people who have any kind of chronic pain disorders like arthritis or respiratory disorders like asthma.

Your Beauty Secret: Apart from being very rich in omega 3 fatty acids, Kale is also a good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is considered very good for your hair and skin. Your hair grows faster when you consume vitamin E rich foods and gives your skin a special glow.

These health benefits of kale should convince you to include it in your shopping list. It adds variety to the greens in your plate. How many of you eat kale on a regular basis?

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