I am obsessed with Kale! I need to have it in every veggie smoothie I make in the mornings.. Good thing my husband grows ours in his garden. But I bet u didn’t know some things about Kale.
5 Thing you didn’t know about KALE…
1. It Has More Vitamin C Than An Orange!
One cup of chopped kale has 134 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, while a medium orange fruit has 113 percent of the daily C requirement. Gram for gram, kale has more than twice the vitamin C as an orange.
2.Highest Vitamin A of leafy greens!
Kale has 133 percent of a person’s daily vitamin A requirement more than any other leafy green.
3. More Calcium Than A Container Of Milk!
Kale vs. milk – kale has 150 mg of calcium per 100 grams, while milk has 125 mg.
4. Rocks the good Fats!
We don’t typically think of our greens as sources of even healthful fats. But kale is actually a great source of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), the omega-3 fatty acid that’s essential for brain health, reduces Type 2 diabetes risk and boosts heart health as well. Each cup has 121 mg of ALA.
5. Packed with phytonutrients!
Kale has plenty of phytonutrients, e.g. quercetin which helps combat inflammation and prevents arterial plaque formation, also sulforaphane, a cancer-fighting compound. But many of its top health-promoting compounds are rendered more effective when you eat the stuff in combination with another food. Fats like avocado, olive oil or even parmesan can make fat-soluble carotenoids more available to the body. And acid from lemon juice helps make kale’s iron more bioavailable as well.
So lets all eat Kale & get strong!!