How much do you know about kale, AKA ‘the leaf cabbage?’ With its green/purple leaves, kale may seem like any other leafy vegetable. But it’s what’s on the inside that counts. There’s a reason why stars like Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Aniston endorse it.
Here are ten reasons you should eat kale without fail:
Low on Calories, High on Fiber
Thinking about going on a diet? Then you should most definitely think about adding kale to that diet. It’s low on calories! How low, you ask? Well, a 100 g serving of raw kale contains 49 calories. On the other hand, that same amount contains 3.6 g dietary fiber.
ACKnowledge the Vitamins
Besides being a great diet food, kale is also a rich source of vitamins. Vitamins A, C and K to be exact. Vitamin A is essential for healthy vision, skin and immune system. C helps protect you from cardiovascular diseases and cancer. And vitamin K helps with blood clotting. Acknowledging these vitamins will help you acknowledge the nutritional value kale adds to your diet.
Detoxify on the Fly
Ever feel like your body needs to detox? You’re not alone. People spend a lot of time on the internet searching for detox recipes. Little do they know that most of them involve the use of kale. Detox your body and keep your liver healthy with kale. Considering what your liver goes through on a daily basis, it’s a blessing in disguise.
Iron is responsible for the distribution of oxygen throughout the body by forming hemoglobin. 20% of that oxygen goes to your brain, so it’s safe to say iron is pretty important. It just so happens that kale is rich in iron. What a coincidence, right?
More and More Antioxidants
Do you know about free radicals? Well, they’re not something you want to be familiar with. The damage caused by these free radicals is believed to be responsible for cancer and other health conditions. Antioxidants help protect against these free radicals. And yes, you guessed it, antioxidants are found in kale.
You probably don’t know it yet, but kale can be a powerful weapon in your fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune diseases. It contains the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps fight the aforementioned disorders.
Say No to Cardiovascular Diseases
Everyone seems to be worried about cholesterol and rightly so. It can very easily lead to cardiovascular diseases. If you heart your heart, then include kale in your daily diet. It helps lower cholesterol levels, which in turn keeps cardiovascular diseases in check.
Bad to the bone isn’t something you want be in medical terms. If you still think milk is the best source of calcium, then you are sadly mistaken my friend. Kale is also a rich source of calcium that keeps your bones strong and prevents against osteoporosis.
Oh, did we mention that a 100 g serving of raw kale only contains 0.9 g of fat? We talked about going on a kale diet before and this is just another reason to do it. Why starve yourself when you can enjoy a healthy dose of low-fat kale?
Prevents Health Disorders
We’ve named a lot of health disorders here. From osteoporosis and asthma to cardiovascular disorders and cancer. Kale possesses nutrients that help fight against all these disorders. If that’s not reason enough to eat kale, then we don’t know what is.
Now that you have a better idea of what kale can do for your health, how much of it will you add to your daily diet? The answer? A delicious amount! Because the easiest way get your daily dose of Kale is to have a mouthful of our yummy Kale Crisps, because they’re soooooooooo delicious.