Why is Kale a Super Food?


Kale is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and fibre whilst being very low in calories.

It has a very high ORAC rating which is an indication of the antioxidant capacity of a food.  To give you an idea here is a comparison of some ORAC ratings of foods:

  • Kale 1770
  • Spinach 1515
  • Cauliflower 839
  • Celery 497

As well as antioxidants and fibre it is also high in

  • Iron (formation of red blood cells)
  • Vitamin A (eye health, immune system and reproduction)
  • Vitamin K (bone health and normal blood clotting)
  • Vitamin C (growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body, healing wounds, repairing and maintaining bones and teeth)
  • Calcium (bone and teeth health)
  • Vitamin B6 (heart health and absorption of B12)

Kale helps to reduce the likelihood of:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Asthma
  • Impaired immune system
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Alzeimers
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • High Cholesterol
  • Urinary tract infections

It also is good for the skin as it improves our skins elasticity keeping us younger looking

The key to eating kale is to make it taste nice!  For the next week I will be posting some delicious Kale recipes.  You can sign up for email alerts so that you do not miss a post but for now try my Eat Clean, High Protein Breakfast Hash

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Welcome to Kale Week!

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