Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods? Of all of the superfood leafy greens that there are, kale wins out for top spot in nutrients by weight. Kale is a virtual powerhouse of vitamins and minerals.
A 100gr serving of kale contains:
200% of your RDA for Vitamin C
300% for Vitamin A (from beta-carotene)
1000% of the RDA for Vitamin K1
Kale is also low in substances called oxilates. Oxilates prevent the absorption of minerals in the intestine and thus decreasing the bioavilability of food. it is also loaded with some beneficial bioactive compounds like Isothiocyanates and Indole-3-Carbinol both of which have been shown to fight cancer in some recent studies.
Kale with it's leathery thick skin provides some other benefits as well. Unlike lettuce and spinach, kale holds up much better in cooking giving it much wider application in the kitchen. Bottom line is, you don't need a diploma from Yale to know the benefits of kale!
Try this smoothie recipe for an energizing, uplifting and healthy protein smoothie:
2 Cups of fresh organic spinach leafs
1 Cup organic unsweetened almond milk
1 Sliced and frozen organic banana
1 Large leaf of kale
1TB Organic almond butter (Or other organic nut butter)
Add all ingredients to a blender
Add optional ice for texture
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