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The fantastic health benefits of kale

Posted February 2, 2014

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables, with beautiful leaves that provide an earthy flavor. To enjoy the maximum nutrition and flavor, kale needs to be cooked properly. It is recommended to cut the leaves into half-inch slices and the stems into quarter-inch lengths and steam for five minutes. While kale has not been as well researched as other vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage, it has exceptional health benefits. Kale’s nutrient richness stands out in antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients and anti-cancer nutrients.

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Eat your kale

Posted September 25, 2012

Every time I pass by that colossal bag of kale at the grocery store or our local farmers market, I have the distinct feeling that I should be eating more of the dark, leafy green. But I’m not sure if that’s because celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Ryan Seacrest say I should, or because the trendy veggie has any real, exceptional health benefits.

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Broccoli et al. may reduce breast cancer risk: Meta-analysis

Posted September 18, 2012

Increased intakes of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale may reduce the risk of breast cancer by about 15%, suggests a new meta-analysis from China.

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Here’s why kale is called the ‘beef’ of a plant-based diet

Posted May 27, 2012

While there’s no official definition of the term superfood, the generally implied idea is a fruit or vegetable that is particularly nutritious and beneficial to your overall health and wellness, with high phytonutrient content. By that definition, kale should have a spot in the top ten. If you want to be healthy, there’s no avoiding the leafy green vegetables, and kale is one of the most nourishing. It is a good source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, iron, folic acid, amino acids, antioxidant flavonoids, and lutein. It is easy to prepare, versatile, and delicious.

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Effects of a ketogenic diet on the quality of life in 16 patients with advanced cancer: A pilot trial

Posted April 30, 2012

Tumor patients exhibit an increased peripheral demand of fatty acids and protein. Contrarily, tumors utilize glucose as their main source of energy supply. Thus, a diet supplying the cancer patient with sufficient fat and protein for his demands while restricting the carbohydrates (CHO) tumors thrive on, could be a helpful strategy in improving the patients’ situation. A ketogenic diet (KD) fulfills these requirements. Therefore, we performed a pilot study to investigate the feasibility of a KD and its influence on the quality of life of patients with advanced metastatic tumors.

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Effect of Ketogenic Mediterranean diet with phytoextracts and low carbohydrates/high-protein meals on weight, cardiovascular risk factors, body composition and diet compliance in Italian council employees

Posted April 30, 2012

There has been increased interest in recent years in very low carbohydrate ketogenic diets (VLCKD) that, even though they are much discussed and often opposed, have undoubtedly been shown to be effective, at least in the short to medium term, as a tool to tackle obesity, hyperlipidemia and some cardiovascular risk factors. For this reason the ketogenic diet represents an interesting option but unfortunately suffers from a low compliance..

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