Kale and the Immune System

Kale and the Immune System

October 12, 2019 49 By Ewald Bahringer


there were some extraordinary reports recently about cruciferous vegetables for example the immunostimulatory effects of kale so simple an experiment I don’t know why it hasn’t been done before roll up your sleeve take some white blood cells drip a little kale on and see if it boosts their ability to produce antibodies here’s the control no kale which is basically the standard American diet though if you check with the USDA we do consume as a country and annually per capita zero point two eight seven nine three five six seven and change pounds that’s a cup of kale per person per year so the average American is responsible for eating about 1/2 teaspoon of kale a week and kale consumption is in decline so anyways here’s the control then you start adding a billionth of a gram of kale protein per liter just slightly less than us consumption and look at that spike quadrupling antibody production with kale these data provide valuable information to confirm yet another beneficial function of kale now that’s for raw kale what if you cooked it and not just cooked it but cooked it to death boiled it for half an hour what do you think happened did boiling abolish its immunostimulatory effect here’s the control again the filled circles will be the cooked the unfilled the raw and the cooked appeared to work even better