Vivacious Veggies: Kale

This green leafy vegetable apart of the mustard family, is known as a “nutritional powerhouse” or even the “new beef.”

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Nutritional highlights per 1 cup (67g) of raw kale:
– 33 calories
– 0g fat, 0g saturated fat and 0g trans fat
– 206% (of daily value) Vitamin A
– 134% (of daily value) Vitamin C
– 684% (of daily value) Vitamin K
– 26% (of daily value) Manganese

Health Benefits:
– Full of powerful antioxidants
– A fantastic anti-inflammatory food
– Perfect food to eat during a detox
– Lowers cholesterol levels
– Helps prevent cancers
– Strengthens your immune system
– Great veggie for weight loss
– A heart-healthy food

There are plenty of things to do with kale, such as, add it into a salad, make a green smoothie, put it into a soup, simply sauté it, or even make kale chips. Raw kale does have a mild bitter flavour which can be why most people usually cook it down but it is a veggie to definitely add to your diet daily!! I personally find it quite tasty and love to sauté it with a bit olive oil, crushed garlic and mushrooms (YUMMY). Don’t forget to buy organic!

Interested in more Kale? Check out these sources:
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4408/Top-10-Health-Benefits-of-Eating-Kale.html
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2461/2
http://www.nomeatathlete.com/eat-more-kale/

Photo credit: B*2 via photopin cc

*This blog is not intended to give professional medical advice and you should always check with your healthcare practitioners before trying anything new or regularly.

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