Kale is the descendant of cabbage and originated in Asia Minor before the Celtics introduced it to Europe in 600 B.C. Europeans loved the vegetable as it can survive in temperatures of 10 degrees below zero due to its lengthy roots and used widely by peasants. It is believed that settlers brought kale to North America in the 1600s, but it lost popularity through the centuries. Not today. Kale is being studied by researchers for anti-cancer properties, omega-3 content, and the ability to support the cardiovascular system by lowering cholesterol.
Here are seven health benefits of adding kale to your diet.
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