This is a powerhouse of nutrients, including fibre and vitamin C. It also has high levels of glucosinolates, a class of phytochemicals that may reduce the risk of prostate, breast and colorectal cancers. It is best eaten raw or lightly steamed.
Keeps your cells young
Like other leafy green vegetables, it is rich in fibre and antioxidants such as lutein, carotenoids and beta-carotene that fight cell damage. Last year a study at the University of Illinois involving middle-aged participants found that those with higher levels of lutein — a nutrient found in abundance in kale and spinach — had brain responses more like younger people than their peers. However, with four times as much vitamin C and significantly more vitamin A, kale beats…
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