Why You Should Still Eat a Little Kale
By Genevieve Cunningham
Not long ago, kale was considered the food. It was the perfect food, the epitome of all superfoods. Everywhere you looked, there was mountains of advice for how to eat more kale. Put it in salads. Put it in smoothies. Bake it into chips. As a society, we consumed so much kale, we should have been turning green. And then suddenly, the chatter began to subside. People began to think of kale as overrated instead of necessary … and this was music to many people’s ears. So is it true? Can we finally stop buying kale by the pound? While you may be able to cut back, the truth is there really are many good reasons to keep kale in your diet. Even if you're ready to ditch this leafy green, take a look at these reasons to consume at least a little kale on a regular basis.
It's Incredibly Dense in Nutrients
Kale is considered a superfood because it really is a superfood. This dark green veggie is full of various vitamins and nutrients that are great for the body. It’s incredibly high in potassium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. It also has respectable amounts of calcium, Vitamin B, magnesium, and iron. Eating a serving of kale means filling your body with some of the best and most necessary nutrients that are vital for a healthy body and life.
It's Insanely Low in Calories
This is especially beneficial if you’re looking to lose weight. Kale is a food that is very low in calories. One serving of kale contains around 30 calories, and one serving is usually enough for most recipes. That means you’re getting massive nutrients for only a fraction of your daily caloric intake. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck in foods, kale is one of the best options out there.
It's Really Easy
One of the good things about kale being so hot for so long is that, by now, most of us know how to use it. And if we don’t, there is information available and ready. This makes kale incredibly easy to use. There are a ton of recipes, tips for improving the flavor, and ideas for experimenting with this leafy green. It’s easy enough to keep on the menu and throw in a salad or a smoothie from time to time.
If you want to eat a healthy diet, you have to eat healthy foods. And like it or not, kale is definitely healthy. Add just a little to your normal menu and you may be able to keep your diet nutritionally sound, diverse, and moving down a super healthy path.
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