All Hail The Kale

August 15, 2014

Besides the fact that this pretty and colorful salad is actually unbelievably delicious, I know the amazing health benefits it contains!
“So why do you eat this stuff?”, you ask. The answer is in the facts! 

KALE- is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet! vitamin A- 206%, vitamin C- 134%, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. What does this mean for you? It lowers your blood pressure and bad cholesterol. It has tons of anti-cancer properties, boosts your immune system, promotes eye health, and reduces your risk of heart disease. It also has more iron than beef, and has been known to raise hemoglobin levels to promote a healthy heart and liver function.

CUCUMBERS-are 95 percent water, which means keeping your body hydrated while helping to eliminate toxins. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins your body needs in a single day! Cucumbers are also known to your reduce risk of specific cancer types, including: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

CARROTS- are most well-known for their eye health benefits. But carrots also have high levels of beta-carotene which act as an antioxidant, and fights cell damage. They help slow down the aging of cells, leaving your skin and body looking & feeling younger. 

TOMATOES- are a nutritional powerhouse, due in part to their high amount of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red color. Tomatoes lower your risk of heart disease, improves vision, lowers your bad cholesterol, and are proven to decrease your risk of 9 different types of cancers!

RASPBERRIES- The antioxidants in raspberries slow the ageing process by neutralising free radicals in your body. Keeping your skin glowing and youthful. This fruit is a rich source of Vitamin B and folic acid which are both proven to fight depression, giving you an instant mood-lift. Raspberries also have tons of Vitamin C which helps your body fight colds and flues this season the natural way.

For more nutritional tips and recipes schedule your appointment today!

Pointing you to wellness each and every day,

Dr. Carly

 

 

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