KALE: SUPERFOOD

The goofy message rings true: Kale IS your friend, and its benefits are innumerable!

 

Kale, kale, kale!  Surely you’ve caught wind of this seemingly-new “kale craze”.  Just a few years ago, the world’s largest consumer of kale was Dominos Pizza…they used it in large amounts as garnish for their salad bars!  Today, however, kale is consumed by health aficionados across the country.  Kale, this…kale, that.

Is it really worth the hype?

Of course it is!

In just one serving of kale (only 33 calories!) is all of the following:

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These nutrition facts, taken from NutritionData.self.com, demonstrate that our good friend kale gives us 200% of our daily dose of Vitamin A, over 100% of our need for Vitamin C, as much calcium as a glass of milk, 2 grams of protein, and an entire rainbow of vitamins and minerals our bodies so desperately need to function.

But wait, there’s more!

Kale has a plethora of antioxidants; especially Carotenoids and Flavonoids which are specifically known to be anti-cancer.  

It’s high fiber content helps lower cholesterol levels and lowers the risk of heart disease.

Kale has more iron per calorie than beef does.  Our bodies need this iron to form hemoglobin and enzymes, the former binds oxygen to blood cells and the latter is involved in the functioning of  just about every cellular reaction in our body.

Kale fights agains inflammation, especially common in individuals with auto-immune disorders and arthritis.

 

The list truly does go on.  In case you still didn’t catch it; eat. more. kale.  

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