Trendy Veggie: Kale

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).

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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:

Key highlights-

  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Is low in calories
  • Is an antioxidant
  • Low in carbohydrates

Essential nutrients –

  • Vitamin K
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Potassium
  • Lutein

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Areas of the body it works for-

  • Eyes
  • 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

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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?

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