Benefits of Collard
Collard Greens Anti inflammatory Benefits
As an excellent source of vitamin K and a good source of omega 3 fatty acids (in the form of alpha linolenic acid, or ALA), collard greens provide us with two hallmark anti inflammatory nutrients. Vitamin K acts as a direct regulator of our inflammatory response, and ALA is the building block for several of the bodys most widely used families of anti inflammatory messaging molecules. In addition to these two anti inflammatory components, one of the glucosinolates found in collard greens glucobrassicin can be readily converted into an isothiocyanate molecule called I3C, or indole 3 carbinol (I3C). I3C is an anti inflammatory compound that can actually operate at the genetic level, and by doing so, prevent the initiation of inflammatory responses at a very early stage.