The Power of Kale

You may know kale as a ruffle type of veggie at the grocery. But did you know this type of veggie is a SUPERFOOD? When I say superfood, it means that it is nutrient dense and has many beneficial impacts for the health. Some health benefits include prevention of cancer, osteoporosis, cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases… It is also low in calories, high in fiber and compacted with many nutrients including iron, calcium and vitamins A, C, K. So there’s no worry to consuming as much as you like!

IMG_9441Photography Laurina Wong

You might want to ask me, well most veggie contains the same amount of health benefits and just as many nutrients, so what’s the big deal?  If I can name you one veggie to take each week I would say Kale it is, also known as the “The King” of veggies. Most people assume that there’s abundant amount of calcium in milk. But, if you were to compare 100 g of kale and 100 g of milk (1%) you would be surprised to see that Kale, actually, contains higher amount of calcium than milk. 150 mg of Ca in Kale and 125 mg of Ca in milk (1%). Shocking right? There is so much on promotion of animal products that VEGGIES are barely talked about. We are definitely neglecting the high nutrient foods out there! Next time when you hit the grocery, give KALE a try.

If you don’t like eating salads because you think it’s a bit bland. Try making kale chips! It’s easy. Just simply remove the leaves off the stems, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. And then bake it! It should come out very crispy, great for a healthy snack!

By the way, did you guys know that National Kale day was just the first Wednesday of October?! They celebrate this day annually for the promotion of health. How amazing is that? We need MORE awareness like this. Let me know your thoughts on kale!

Be hearty!

Sources USDA, Deepakfitnessworld

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