Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BENEFITS OF KALE IN YOUR DIET

Yes I know I am weird to a lot of you!  Kale is one of my favorite foods and has been as long as I can remember.  I remember going to the grocery store with my daddy as a child and grabbing kale in the produce section and slipping it into his cart.  Little did I know then how good kale was for my body, I just knew I liked it and I still do.  If kale isn't a part of your diet consider adding it.  Some of the reasons you should eat kale are:

  • Kale is high in nutrient density.
  • Kale contains  powerful phytonutrients like sulfurophane, kaempferol, and carotenoids that can help your body detox, turn on genes that promote longer life, and fight cancer. 
  • Kale boasts more than 100 percent of your daily needs of each vitamin A, C, and K, which serves as an important antioxidant to promote blood clotting, improve bone health, and protect the fat cells that comprise more than 60 percent of the brain. 
If you aren't fond of kale, you can easily slip it into your diet by putting it in soups, salads, casseroles, etc.  Do yourself a favor and make kale a regular part of your diet.


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