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eat your kale

Saying, “Eat Your Kale” is so 2012, but that doesn’t mean Kale is not still King in 2013.

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  • One cup of kale still has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 0 grams of fat.
  • Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef.
  • Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers.
  • It is high in antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids, which also help protect against various cancers.
  • Kale is great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the recommended daily allowance of omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight against arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune disorders.
  • Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.
  • It is high in Vitamin A, which is great for your vision, and your skin, as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Kale is high in Vitamin C, high in calcium, and kale is still a great detox food. If you’re someone who really likes to take the time to watch what they eat for the purposes of detoxing in order to maintain or improve their health, perhaps these tips for detoxing your liver will be of interest.

To summarize – Eat Your Kale!

This quick and easy pasta recipe should help get it on your table on any busy weeknight, especially if you use the meat from a rotisserie chicken, as I did.

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January 9, 2013   4 Comments