Kale is one of those super-foods that most of us don’t eat very often. Not only does kale contain vitamin C, it is also an excellent source of beta-carotene (vitamin A about 17,000 IU), which believed help to fight against cancer, helps with night vision, heart disease and some age-related chronic diseases. It is also found to help keep blood pressure in a healthy range. Kale also should be one of the most loved greens by any woman, because it was found to reduce pre-menstrual syndrome and also is an easily-absorbable source of Calcium. Kale provides good amounts of Folate (16mcg), Iron (1.2mg) and Potassium (300 mg) per 1 cooked cup.
Does it help with weight control as well? Especially for those who gain a lot of water weight with menstruation?
Taylor, foods rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium (as Kale) help to promote electrolyte balance, which may help to reduce edema or water weight. However, inappropriate hormone levels can interfere with the absorption and utilization of these electrolytic minerals as well. Anytime water weight is a concern, so should be sodium in-take. It is advisable to not consume excessive sodium (more than 1500 mg/ day) read more about sodium…
I don’t like to eat Kale as it is. But usually do add it to my sake or bake as chips. Does the preparation reduce the vitamin content?