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Why You Should Eat Kale

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: What's so great about kale?
Air Date: 3/1/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Holly Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel.

She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."
Why You Should Eat Kale
That piece of green that you might recognize more as garnish has made headlines for its popularity.

Kale has moved from the edge of the plate to a prime position in meals across the nation.

What's so great about kale?

  • It's full of vitamins. One cup of cooked kale contains 1000% vitamin K. It also contains 100% vitamin A and vitamin C. It contains 10% of your daily fiber needs. It also has 10% manganese, copper and vitamin B6.
  • One serving contains 20% of your daily Omega-3 needs.
  • It's great for heart health since it's high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6.
  • It can lower your cancer risk. It contains glucosinolates, which break down into isothiocyanates that have cancer inhibiting benefits.
  • It can lower cholesterol.
  • It's chock full of antioxidants.
Listen in as Holly Lucille, ND, RD, shares the joys of kale.