This is where the real fun begins! Kale’s definitely the one you’ve all been waiting for… Right? Seeing kale on any list of recommended food makes you want to shut off immediately.
But if your cholesterol is bad, you’re not exactly in a position to be choosy. Kale contains lutein. This is a type of carotenoid known for lessening your risk of heart disease. Carotenoids in general serve as antioxidants that relieve your arteries and kill free radicals.
Research from 2011 indicated that the lutein located in kale and other leafy greens decreases your LDL cholesterol, preventing it from accumulating along your artery walls.