Every thing loves a good message....even Kale. Yes, kale. That leafy green vegetable that is so popular these days.
Why massage kale? Massaging basically is a process of breaking down the kale to bring out its incredibly potent nutrients.
Which are what exactly?
Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6
Carotenoids | Beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin
Flavonoids | Quercitin, kaempferol
Omega-3 fatty acids |linolenic acid (0.18g/100g)
Omega-6 fatty acids |linoleic acid (0.13g/100g)
And what are the benefits of these nutrients exactly?
These nutrients are antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory benefits, cancer protective compounds, cholesterol lowering properties, flavonoids which ward off inflammation and oxidative stress, supports the detoxification system.
So, give your kale some love, go ahead, massage away! Your body and tummy will thank you.
Posted on Mon, May 19, 2014
by Ms. Dolphina filed under