Is Kale Good For Diabetes


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
kale good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) and other tips to better manage your blood sugar to avoid
complications by clicking the link below. I am so glad I got this question today. One of my colleagues, Dr Jennifer Blowers
wrote a fantastic article on “10 Superfoods for Diabetes” on thediabetescouncil.com. I truly urge you to go read the article, it
is very interesting. I will give her credit for some solid research
on that project. I will be using part of her article today
in my conclusion. Hopefully we both see eye to eye on kale. Kale is often referred to as leaf cabbage
because its central leaves do not grow together in a head, like the head cabbage. The leaves of kale can be various shades of
green and may include bits of purple. Despite what some may think, kale is not new. Kale was a staple of meals dating back to
the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians several thousand years ago. Kale is close cousins to broccoli, cabbage,
cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Kale maintained a sort of vegetable champion
status until the end of the Middle Ages. It temporarily lost its place on the veggie
leaderboard when the modern-day cabbage became popular and selectively cultivated because
of its favored cabbage “head” of clustered leaves. Kale was revived during World War II, when
it was heavily promoted to home gardeners as part of the UK’s digging for victory campaign. It was easy to grow and super nutritious – a
perfect supplement for other foods being rationed during the war. According to our own Dr Bowers, “referred
to as the “darling” amongst green leafy vegetables, kale provides many micronutrients
and antioxidants. Rich in fiber, helping with glucose control,
as well as essential vitamins such as beta carotene and vitamins A, C and K, kale is
a versatile ingredient. Kale also contains the carotenoids lutein
and zeaxanthin, which studies have associated with preventing eye disorders and improving
brain function. Glucosinolates, found in kale and other cruciferous
vegetables, are sulfur-containing antioxidants, associated with reducing cancer. Kale is truly a powerhouse, providing flavor,
little effect on blood glucose, and many significant health benefits. Try it in salads, soups, stir-fry dishes and
on sandwiches.” Jennifer answered the question already. Is kale good for diabetes? Yes, is most certainly is. I hope this answered your question is kale
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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