Since I have incorporated the Green Smoothies into my diet, I am curious of their nutritional content. Here is what I learned about Kale today:
Kale is considered to be a highly nutritious vegetable, with powerful antioxidant properties and is anti-inflammatory.
Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin and reasonably rich in calcium. Because of its high vitamin K content, patients taking anti-coagulants such as warfarin are encouraged to avoid this food since it increases the vitamin K concentration in the blood which is what the drugs are often attempting to lower. This effectively lowers the effective dose of the drug.
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