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All About Kale.

Authored By: Jenn R. on 10/7/2015
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kale and smoothieIt’s leafy and green, but sometimes purple. Some may call it wild when compared to other domesticated forms. It’s super but it doesn’t wear a cape. What am I talking about? Kale, of course! You’ve probably heard your friends adding kale to their smoothies, making kale chips, and when you ask why, it’s usually the same response “it’s a superfood!” But what makes kale the #1 superfood? In honor of #NationalKaleDay, here are 4 reasons you should DEFINITELY incorporate kale into your diet:

Boost your brain: Kale contains manganese which helps your brain function at its best! After having a meal that contains kale, you’ll often feel happier, more productive and able to cope with the challenges life throws at you.

Antioxidant rich: Antioxidants protect cells from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Free radicals can cause damage to your body at the cellular level which can lead to degeneration of the eye, cardiovascular disease, asthma, impaired immune system, diabetes and several other diseases and disorders.

Weight loss potential: While kale is very low in calories, it is quite bulky so it will help you feel full after a meal and prevent cravings between meals. It contains fiber to help keep you digestive system in check which also aids in losing weight.

Who needs Milk? Just kidding, milk is important too but… gram for gram kale actually has more calcium than cow’s milk! I know you can’t dunk Oreos in it, but it’s definitely worth having it as an extra snack.

pineapple shrimp on a platterAlright, now that you got a little education on the benefits of kale, head over to  check out some delicious ways to enjoy kale every day. (I recommend the Chipotle Pineapple Shrimp with Kale Chimichurri Sauce!)

So, how will  you “kale-brate” this national holiday?

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