Kale

kaleOne of the bestest contributors to our well being (and the bestest life insurance we could ever invest in) are leafy greens. Such as the mighty kale, packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals in our bodies.

Here’s why you should always have some kale in your kitchen.**

  • WHY NOT?!
  • Seriously though, 1 cup of chopped kale gives us over 200% of our daily value of antioxidant vitamin A, over 100% of vitamin C and a staggering 684% of vitamin K! Give it up for kale, antioxidant benefits and good bone health!
  • It also gives us copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorous.
  • Kale contains lutein, a carotenoid that supports healthy eyes and a healthy vision.

Did you know that?*

  • Regardless of its color (can be green, white, purple or bluish green) or shape (curly, ornamental or dinosaur), kale is considered one of the healthiest veggies on the planet. Such an honor to meet eat thy leafiness.
  • Research suggests that kale can help reduce the risk of some cancers.
  • The fiber content in kale helps lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, especially when kale is slightly cooked.

Good to know!

I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian or anything close (read this), but in my readings I did come across a tiny footnote worth sharing with you all. Vitamin K can interfere with some medical conditions or medications, especially when in such concentrated amounts. Also, the oxalates found in kale can interfere with the absorption of calcium. So, everything in moderation and when in doubt, consult your doctor or registered nutritionist.

recipes with kale

Recipes with kale

Nutrition info sources: *WebMD & **WebMD