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Health Benefits of Kale

Health Benefits of Kale | GoodGirlGoneGreen.comKale is such a wonderful leafy green and there are just so many health benefits of kale- a nutritional powerhouse and so beneficial to your health in so many different ways. The vitamins offered by just one cup of this vegetable can trump a whole week’s worth of other foods: 684% of the daily value of vitamin K, 206% of the suggested daily amount of vitamin A, and 134% of vitamin C (and even more vitamin C in the Scottish curly-leaf variety). Impressive.

You can eat this amazing leafy green raw or cooked and enjoy it in salads, smoothies, juices, soups, stews or as-is! The one thing I love about kale is that it is fairly easy to grow at home (click here to read more), so there is no excuse to not have a little!

Health Benefits of Kale

  1. High in vitamin K: Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, vitamin K is also absolutely essential to building strong bones, preventing heart disease, and crucial part of other bodily processes.
  2. High in iron: Iron (as part of the protein hemoglobin) carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies. Therefore, having too little hemoglobin can cause anemia. For all you plant-based eaters this is a great way to up your daily iron.
  3. Strengthens your immune system:  kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids helping to fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.
  4. Contains anti-inflammatory properties: One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.
  5. Filled with powerful antioxidants: Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.

7 Juice and Smoothie Recipes

A great way to get your daily dose of kale is either by juicing it or blending it in a smoothie. This is especially useful, if you are not particularly crazy about the taste of kale and/or want to sneak it into your kids tummies.

6 Main Meal Recipes

Replacing lettuce in salads is a wonderful way to get your kale- add some other veggies, homemade dressing and you are all set for a flavorful salad.

3 Different Ways to Prepare Kale Chips

New to kale chips? Before starting, take a look at these tips to make the perfect kale chips. The chocolate kale chips look very interesting.

Are you crazy for kale? How do you like to eat them?

Health Benefits of Kale | GoodGirlGoneGreen.com

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