Vegetables For Vitality—Spotlight On Kale

In this post, I wanted to spotlight the vegetable kale.

Kale is a popular vegetable and powerhouse  when it comes to greens. Kale is loaded with vitamins and minerals and considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. It is no wonder it has become trendy to eat. I can’t think of a better way to get a healthy dose of vitamin A, C, K, B6, magnesium, calcium, potassium and more from a single 1 cup serving.

Kale also contains powerful antioxidants, such as beta carotene and flavanoids that help fight off free-radicals. Additionally, kale contains lutein and xeaxanthin, which helps protect your eyes as you age. If you are looking to build your iron, kale is a must to eat. Kale contains more iron than beef and can be added in to your diet in a variety of ways.

You can enjoy kale in a salad.

Add kale into your smoothie for a morning boost of energy.

Grab a handful or two of kale and add it to your stir fry.

You can mix it in with a pasta dish or spaghetti.

There are numerous possibilities.

Kale grows above ground and is a member of the cabbage family like broccoli, cauliflower and other collard greens. There are a variety of different types of kale available. Some kale has dark, green leaves, while other types of kale may have purple leaves. The shapes of the leaves may also vary from curly to more straight with longer stems.

Kale is anti-inflammatory, may help prevent cancer, is loaded with fiber and helps build immunity. No matter what variety you choose, rest assured you will reap the benefits by adding this vegetable to your diet.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

Source:

http://www.organicauthority.com/health/reasons-kale-is-the-new-beef-nutritious-sustainable.html

https://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-kale/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=38

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