Most of us have heard that kale is good for you and of all the leafy greens – kale truly is king.
Kale is a popular vegetable and a member of the cabbage family. It’s packed with numerous nutritional benefits and is so versatile – it can be subbed in for spinach in any recipe, you can add it to juices and smoothies, eat it in salads or snack on it as ‘chips.’
Thanks to its broad nutritional profile, kale is said to help fight cardiovascular disease, pre-mature aging of skin and even asthma. Given its low calorie content, kale is nutrient dense, full of fibre and contains very little fat.
Eating kale also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Kale is a cruciferous vegetable and is comparable to other vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower in its low fat content. When you consider all of the vitamins and minerals you get from kale, without the drawbacks of added fat, it’s easy to see why eating a serving or two per day is beneficial for overall health and vitality.
Kale also does a great job of contributing to your daily iron needs, without the added calories that often comes with other sources of iron – which is why you’ll sometimes hear that “kale is the new beef.” Iron is essential for good health as it helps your brain and muscles, as well as supporting healthy liver function.
Fortunately, adding kale to your diet is quite simple – try some of our kale recipes:
• Tasty Kale Juice – https://hopewoodlifestyle.com.au/2018/02/tasty-kale-juice/
• Kale and Tofu Soup – https://hopewoodlifestyle.com.au/2017/08/kale-tofu-soup/
• Kale and Strawberry Salad – https://hopewoodlifestyle.com.au/resources/kale-strawberry-salad/