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The Health Benefits Of Consuming Sukuma Wiki

All green leafy vegetables are extremely healthy in nature. One most easily accessible vegetable in Kenya has to be Sukuma Wiki, also known as Kale which as a common staple in a majority of Kenyan homes. Sukuma Wiki in Swahili literally means push through the week,which is a depiction just how common place it is on Kenyan dinner tables.

Sukuma wiki has amazing health benefits.These are:-

Good For Weight Management And Detoxing

Kale is so healthy as it contains zero fat.The fibre in this lovely vegetable not only aids in digestion but it also keeps your liver healthy, lowers the cholesterol and maintains an ideal blood sugar levels in your body.Sukuma wiki is rich in copious amounts of vitamin C that is vital in increasing your metabolism and hydrating your skin.

Glowing skin

Sukuma wiki is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that are important for good skin health.They make you beautiful inside and out and also make your skin, nails and hair extremely healthy.

Good Eye Health

Sukuma wiki is rich in vitamin A which is important as it helps in storing vitamins in the retina and helps in protecting the eye disorders such as macular degeneration that come with aging.

Strengthens Your Immune System

Sukuma wiki has an impressive concentration of nutrients that works in strengthening the immune system and fighting bacteria and viruses. Did you know that sukuma wiki has more iron than beef(nyama) which makes it a great source of this valuable mineral for people who are vegans and vegetarians. It aids more oxygen get into your blood and greatly helps anemic people.

Has Anti-inflammatory Properties

Sukuma wiki has omega-3 fatty acids that aid in fighting and alleviating arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders. The vitamin C content in sukuma wiki aids in relieving stiff joints.

Fighting Disease

Like other dark green vegetables,sukuma wiki is greatly helpful in preventing various cancers such as prostate, colon and ovarian cancer. Sukuma wiki is rich in vitamin K content which is important for good bone health thereby preventing bone diseases such as osteoporosis.Sukuma wiki is also rich in folic acid and vitamin B6 which are important vitamins as they major provide cardiovascular support and prevent heart disease.

High In Vitamin K

Eating a diet that is high in Vitamin K is highly important as it can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions such as normal bone health and in the prevention of blood clotting. Increased levels of vitamin K is greatly vital as it assists people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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