Organic Green Cabbage/Kale Powder 100%

The most nutrient-dense cleansing vegetable!
Clean, pure vegetable powder to use in sports drinks, soups or smoothies.
175 g • 6.2 oz

295.00 SEK/NOK

Until recently, overlooked by most of us! Its glucosinulates provide excellent health benefits to our detox system! Just to mention one of its many benefits!

SKU 15-101478 Category

More energy & nutrition per gram

Green Cabbage belongs to a group of nitrate-rich foods – spinach, cabbage, broccoli and red beet– all showing  endurance sports benefits. 

√ Phytonutrition glucosinulates to help recovery process

√ Natural content of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Magnesium to help boost immune system

√ Natural content of Vitamin K for bone health, cardiovascular health and cognition

√ Natural content of carotenoids such as beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin important to eye health

Kale deserves the attention it has received in recent times

It is the most nutrient dense vegetables of all! That means more nourishing nutrition per gram and ounce. Add it to your morning breakfast eggs along with other Sports Foods Organic Vegetables or your recovery drink after workouts!

Kale contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A and magnesium, as well as flavonoids such as glucosinulates, which are beneficial to our detoxification systems. The vitamin that scientists overlooked until recently is its content of vitamin K, which turns out to be good for bone health, cardiovascular health, anti-inflammation, cognitive health and to help minimize diabetes.

What is less known is how good kale can be to eye health. Kale’s beneficial properties is due to its high levels of carotenoids such as beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.

Kale is also good for the brain and has been shown to help slow down cognitive decline. As kale contains fiber, it is helpful in maintaining a healthy digestion system and arteries. Nutritional fiber in kale can also bind to cholesterol and transport out of the body.

Besides using kale in yogurt, soup or smoothies, you can easily make a pesto of kale. Add garlic, olive oil, lemon, and pine nuts, and mix into the ecologic kale powder. Simply delicious and so healthy.

100% ORGANIC GREEN KALE [Brassica oleracera] Powder.

Biofoods ORGANIC GREEN KALE [Brassica oleracera var. sabellica] POWDER is an organic vegetable powder for a healthy lifestyle.
Store dry, away from light, at 15-20°C/60-68 °F, out of the reach of children.

Recommended use: 5 g per portion.
Add to smoothies, yogurt, or mix as last ingredient into soups and vinaigrettes; sprinkle into salads or sandwich fixings.

International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 2019, 29, 198-209 https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0271 © 2019 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Nitrate

Nitrate enhances NO bioavailability via the NO3 − –nitrite–NO pathway, which plays an important role in the modulation of skeletal muscle function (Jones, 2014). This pathway augments exercise performance via an enhanced function of Type II muscle fibers (Jones et al., 2016a), a reduced ATP cost of muscle force production, an increased efficiency of mitochondrial respiration, increased blood flow to the muscle, and a decrease in blood flow to VO2 heterogeneities (Bailey et al., 2010).

Nitrate supplementation has been shown to promote improvements in exercise tasks that predominately stress the aerobic energy system, such as time to exhaustion (4–25% increased performance) and sport-specific events (1–3% increased performance) lasting <40 min (Jones, 2014; McMahon et al., 2017). In addition, nitrate supplementation is proposed to enhance Type II muscle fiber function (Bailey et al., 2015) resulting in the improvement (3–5%) of high-intensity exercise efforts (Thompson et al., 2015; Wylie et al., 2016).

Current evidence is equivocal for such benefit to exercise tasks lasting <12 min (Reynolds et al., 2016; Thompson et al., 2016), although more work is needed in this area.

Nitrate-rich foods include leafy green and root vegetables (i.e., spinach, rocket, celery, beetroot, etc.), although beetroot juice is the more popular supplement choice for exercise settings (McMahon et al., 2017). Acute performance benefits are generally seen within 2–3 hr following a NO3 − bolus of 5–9 mmol (310– 560 mg) (Hoon et al., 2014; Peeling et al., 2015); however, chronic periods of NO3 − intake (>3 days) also appear beneficial to performance (Thompson et al., 2015, 2016).

There appears to be few side effects or limitations to nitrate supplementation other than the potential for minor gastrointestinal upset in some gut-sensitive athletes.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary found that a high intake of lutein and zeaxanthin through dark green vegetables may reduce the risk of AMD by 43%. Spinach contains antioxidants that protect immune cells from environmental damage and stimulates the production of white blood cells. It also contains enzymes that can repair DNA damage and improve the body to rejuvenate itself. Also, it helps to support the immune system and delay the aging process.

Harvard Medical School, Assistant professor of medicine Jae Kang said:

‘Evidence suggests that nitrate or nitrite, precursors for nitric oxide, is beneficial for blood circulation.

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