Tag: kale

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. The investigators who carried out the study say that their findings “suggest vitamin K may be involved in the disablement process in older age.” They describe their work in a

Stop throwing away one of the best parts of your Kale

Many health experts consider kale, a dark leafy green vegetable in the cabbage family, as a superfood, given its impressive vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant profile. As a natural source of potassium, it helps fight heart disease. With its iron properties, it assists with healthy muscle function and the transfer of oxygen between cells. Its

colon cancer: Natural chemicals produced by vegetables like kale and broccoli help maintain a healthy gut and prevent

colon cancer: Cases of colon cancer are on the rise, which is bad news considering it’s the second leading cause of cancer death in adults in the U.S. How can you avoid being one of the 97,220 new cases of colon cancer expected this year? While there is a genetic

What you need to know about juicing cruciferous vegetables

Health-buffs advocate vegetable juicing, but research data warns that the practice might have goitrogenic, or goiter-inducing, effects. Does this mean you should stop drinking green juice or can you keep juicing to maximize your mineral and nutrient intake? Some studies have revealed that cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, kale, and spinach, may have