Kale Benefits: A Superfood for Your Skin

Kale Benefits: A Superfood for Your Skin

Kale Benefits A Superfood for Your Skin, Lavender Farm NZ

 Photo by Laura Johnston

Of all the super healthy leafy greens, kale is the king.

Kale is loaded with vitamins A, C and K. It is not only good for your body but also helps to boost your skin health. 

Kale is The world's most nutritious foods 

Kale

A single cup, 67 grams, of raw kale contains the following nutrients for your skin:

Free radical and antioxidant for healthy skin
      Vitamin A (beta-carotene)          206% DV (% Daily Value)
      Vitamin C                                    34% DV
Potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory for healthy skin
      Vitamin K                                    684% DV 
      Vitamin B6                                  9% DV
Minerals for healthy skin
     Copper                                       10% DV
     Calcium                                       9% DV
     Potassium                                   9% DV

     Magnesium                                 6% DV

% Daily Value (%DV) shows how much a nutrient in a serving of the food contributes to a total daily diet. FDA suggests that 

 

DV Guide from FDA
Source: Using the Nutrition Facts Label: For Older Adults, FDA website.

Kale is Packed with Vitamins A, C, K for Skin

Glowing Skin

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is one of the three major antioxidant vitamins. It promotes wound healing, combats acne by sloughing away dead skin cells, helps to hydrate the skin effectively, minimises fine lines and wrinkles by boosting the production of protein collagen.

Vitamin C

Kale is packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C protects you from harmful radiation from the sun. Because vitamin C is an antioxidant it brightens your skin's appearance and gets rid of fine lines and free radicals.

Vitamin K

Kale is the world's best source of vitamin K. 

Vitamin K helps to reduce dark circles under your eyes as it reduces the purple pigmentation. It also reduces wrinkles and fine lines since it can help to tighten the skin.

 

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