If you’ve been eating healthy for a while, been researching healthy eating habits or generally eat clean than you already know the benefits of kale. However, just like fashion, everything makes a comeback.
The topic of kale has made a resurgence lately as I look at health blogs and on social media. Which is great; anything that benefits nutritional strength is awesome to me. However, why this sudden re-introduction? Not sure exactly. Could it be the cute sweatshirts by Suburban Riot (as seen in the picture above, worn by actress Anika Noni Rose).
Nonetheless, this is a perfect time to freshen up on some of the key beneifts of kale and how to best introduce it into your diet:
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory
- Is low in calories
- Is an antioxidant
- Low in carbohydrates
Essential nutrients –
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
Areas of the body it works for-
- Reduces risks of heart disease and cancer
- Improves bone density
- Lowers cholesterol
- Improves weight loss
What you get per calorie of kale –
- More iron than beef
- More calcium than milk
- 10x more vitamin C than spinach
I’ve used kale in my cooking and juicing. Such an inexpensive way to keep healthy and prevent disease.
Have you added kale into your diet? If so, how?