[NH] Kale Nutritional Benefits for Cancer

Kale Nutritional Benefits for Cancer:

Kale plants are identical to broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and
it looks like collard greens in both appearance and growth. Kale
belongs to the family of Cabbages, botanically known as Brassica. Kale
is leafy green vegetable that is grown and cultivated commercially in
the countries of USA, Japan and Europe for its immense health and
nutritional benefits. Kale plants are well grown in cold climate
conditions and its leaves are dark green in color and curly in shape
and looks like rosette. Blue curled kale, Red Russian kale, Tuscan
kale are some of the varieties of this plant.

Kale plant dark green leaves are edible and contain essential
polyphenols, flavonoids, and antioxidants. Kale consists of very low
fat and very low calorie content and this vegetable are very popular
among Romans and Greeks since antiquated times. Now it gains
popularity in Western Countries including USA for its anti cancer
properties. Kale consists of vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B
complex constituents, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and potassium, sodium as
electrolytes, and contains minerals like calcium, manganese,
magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, selenium and phosphorous. Alpha
carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta carotene are also found in Kale.
Besides this, it has carbohydrates, proteins, fats, dietary fiber and
zero choelesterol.

Let us discuss here some of the Kale nutritional benefits for cancer
and other health benefits that include; the presence of sulforaphane
and indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane in kale, inhibits growth of
cancerous cells especially in colon and prostate, thereby it is very
effective for the prevention of cancer. Di-indolyl-methane found in
kale, acts against viral infections and bacterial infections. The
presence of beta carotene, lutein and vitamin A in kale, improves
vision and skin health while the presence of zeaxanthin improves
vision and prevents macular degeneration.

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