1. Boosts Bones & Teeth
Nutritionists, including Henrietta Norton (WildNutrition.com), recommend juicing kale for the rich vitamin C and calcium benefits you gain – two nutrients that are essential for healthy bones. Maintaining these two key nutrients helps to ensure your bone loss doesn’t continue to decrease as you age, while the calcium works to keep teeth healthy and strong. Experts say that a quarter glass serving of kale juice is said to boost your vitamin C intake by 84.5mg – more than 100% the recommended daily intake for women – and also contains 106 mg of calcium, which contributes 11% toward the recommended daily allowance.
2. Provides Extra Energy
Loaded with magnesium – which is essential for energy production and the production of serotonin – kale is one of the best types of foods to balance out stress levels, while the high levels of amino acid and L-tyrosine are also known for providing a mental lift when you need it most. The number of antioxidants and fibre will help to keep your blood sugar table, too.
3. Promotes Healthier Blood Cells
Kale juice is abundant in vitamin A and K – both of which help support the function of your red blood cells. The vitamin A works to guide and develop blood stem cells in your bone marrow into functional blood cells, while vitamin K controls your platelets, helping to ensure that they can stick together and form healthy clots. Just one glass of kale juice offers double your daily vitamin K intake, so you can be sure you’re doing all you can to support a healthy immune system.
4. Keeps Eyesight Sharp
Three crucial nutrients – lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin A – which kale contain, are proven to considerably boost eye health. Studies show that without these, various forms of eye disorder can occur in time, albeit slowly. While a glass of kale juice won’t completely rid your chances of poor eyesight, it’s a good place to start, with dieticians claiming that one serving of kale juice provides you with just shy of half the daily intake you take need of both lutein and zeaxanthin.
5. Delivers A High Source Of Antioxidants
Like other leafy greens, kale is incredibly high in antioxidants, including polyphenols, beta-carotene and vitamin C. Not only do these contribute to a healthier heart and lower blood pressure, they’ve recently been linked to lifting moods and preventing viruses thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties.
6. Balances Out Hormones
Vitamin C is vital for the control and balance of our adrenal hormones, and luckily, kale juice is full of it, as mentioned above. Fruits and vegetables are the best source for boosting this type of hormone (which regulates metabolism and helps your body respond to stress), and contrary to popular belief, nutritionists say that oranges do not have the highest levels, kale is one of the best sources, especially when juiced due to the higher serving of vitamins and minerals.
7. Prevents Hair Breakage
Full of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, kale has numerous benefits for your hair. From preventing breakage (it increases hair elasticity), to increasing hair strength and thickness, experts claim that kale juice helps to increase the circulation in the scalp, which can also have a bearing on a happier scalp overall, with less flaking and dryness.
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