Now that I've gotten back on my journey to a healthy body and life, I have stocked the fridge with lots of fruits and veggies. One vegetable that I used to shy away from, kale, is now one of my favorites. Kale is a superfood, meaning that it has high levels of all the essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that you want to nourish your body with everyday. Just one cup contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 15% of our daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6, 40% magnesium, 180% vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. And if that’s not enough, kale is also loaded with copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
The amount of fiber and sulfur in kale makes it a great detoxifier and aids in weight loss, making us feel full and satisfied with just a small amount.
High levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in kale translates to strong hair and nails and a clear complexion that maintains a youthful appearance with age. Did you know kale also acts as a natural sunscreen, protecting your skin from UV rays?
Kale is rich in calcium, vitamin A and D, which means you will see clearly and stand strong with just 1 cup of kale incorporated into your diet on a regular basis.
Kale is a superhero when it comes to fighting off and preventing diseases. It’s an anti-inflammatory and has been known to fend off a long list of cancers and serious diseases by assisting the body in releasing toxins that gradually build up. The vitamin K in kale helps to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and the folic acid and B6 lend cardiovascular support to the body.
Now that you’re in the know about the health benefits of kale, click here for several ways to prepare it: