When it comes to healthy green vegetables, kale is considered to be at the top of the list due to its great levels of nutrition and health promoting abilities. One easy way to add kale to your diet it to start your day with kale juice. Most recipes call for half a cup to one cup of washed kale to be juiced, and you can add it other ingredients such as ginger or raw organic honey for taste. Now, lets discuss the amazing health benefits of consuming kale juice.
1. First, kale is incredibly nutrient dense and packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. This is why you do not need large amounts for your kale juice recipe. Kale juice is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper and many more. Kale juice is also low in calories and a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
2. As mentioned previously, kale is packed with antioxidants. This includes unique and powerful antioxidants not found in many other foods. Kale is a great source of many different flavonoids and polyphenols as well as vitamin C, beta-carotene, keampferol and quercetin. All of these potent antioxidants provide numerous health benefits, such as protecting against chronic disease risk factors and boosting immunity.
3. Kale juice is also very heart health, and studies demonstrate that it can help to reduce multiple risk factors related to heart disease. Kale can help to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels while also significantly increasing “good” HDL cholesterol. The many nutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds found in kale juice are also important for overall heart health.
4. Lastly, besides helping us to easily add nutrients to our diet, regular consumption of kale juice can help to protect the eyes due to its healthy and powerful eye healthy nutrients. Kale juice is high in both zeaxanthin and lutein, two carotenoid antioxidants that can lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. It is also a tremendous source of vitamin A.
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