Benefits of Kale

When people say kale…eye-brows raise in caution, but really, the health benefits of kale are quite numerous. Kale is a leafy green, cruciferous vegetable that can offer a lot to one’s health.

Let’s check it out below:

Benefits of Kale: Iron

Normally, we don’t think of vegetables containing much iron, but on the contrary, kale is one of the exceptions! Look at it this way, kale has more iron, per calorie, than beef – that’s impressive!

Iron is an essential part of health. It is mostly responsible in helping to transport oxygen to various parts of the body. Basically, it is the one that carries oxygen to the cells – very important.

Having healthy iron levels promotes good cell growth and aids in their proper function and the reproduction of red blood cells.

Benefits of Kale: Bone Nutrients

Bones contain large amounts of calcium, which helps to make them sturdy and strong. How can we continue to keep our bones healthy? By eating more calcium rich foods. It might come as a shock, but kale is actually an excellent source of the mineral calcium!

Did you ever wonder how vegans got their protein, calcium, iron etc… or ever wonder how they could have strong, healthy bones without eating meat? It’s because nutrient dense foods like kale make-up most of their diet. (Providing they are eating mostly raw)

What is Calcium Primarily Responsible for?

  • Helps control blood pressure
  • Bone health
  • Helps with good weight management
  • Helps the brain to communicate with the nervous system properly

Benefits-of-Kale: Digestion Aid

Naturally, the fiber in kale will aid in digestion, but not only does it provide fiber to move the waste through, it also provides vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish the digestive tract leaving it feeling refreshed.

One cup of kale contains 5 grams of fiber. That’s a lot for such a small amount of food, and guess what, you can hide it in a smoothie!

Like we said earlier, fiber aids the body in properly digesting food and helps it to eliminate harmful toxins by carrying them out of the system.

Kale Smoothies

You’d better believe it! They’re delicious! Smoothies are an excellent way to sneak vegetables into your diet that you wouldn't otherwise get.

It might change the color a bit, but no worries, throw in a dominate flavored fruit and that should do the trick.

Check out our recipes and have fun!

Kale Smoothie Recipes

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