Why is kale considered a superfood ?

Kale is one of the most Nutrient Dense foods you can find.

A simple and well known dark leafy green that has been on dinner plates since Roman empire. This vegetable comes from the cabbage family, which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, and collards.

There are many different types of kale, the leaves can be green or purple in color, and have either a smooth or curly shape. The most common type of kale is called curly kale which has green and curly leave and a hard, fibrous stem.

One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full) and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium.

Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more. Kale has nearly 3 grams of protein, folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development.

Ingesting more kale can help lower you cholesterol levels plus it’s filled with antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids that help protect against various cancers.

Last but not least, per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism.

Now for one kale juice recipe

5 large kale leaves
1-2 large cucumbers
1 lemon (peeled)
1 apple
1 inch knob ginger (peeled)
1-2 large ribs celery 


 

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