Kale. It’s a member of the cabbage family and is super green, as well as super healthy. You can get different types of kale, curly kale, smooth kale and even purple kale. So let’s talk nutrition!
Vitamins and minerals
In Kale there’s so many vitamins and minerals that are great for your health. You’ve got the following;
♡ Vitamin A
♡ Vitamin K
♡ Vitamin C
♡ Vitamin B6
Kale also has a little bit of an omega-3 fatty acid, which is great for lowering blood pressure, skin health and also can lessen the chance of heart attacks and strokes.
Studies have taken place which found that if you drank kale juice everyday for 12 weeks, your good cholesterol increases by around 27% and the LDL (bad) cholesterol reduces by 10%.
Now I’m not saying everyone should drink kale juice everyday but by incorporating more into your diet, this will help with this health benefit over time.
It’ll get your minerals in.
All in all, Kale is a perfect way to get a lot of the minerals that many people are deficient in within their diet. From bone health, to things that help protect against type 2 diabetes and heart disease, to also reducing blood pressure – kale has it all!
How to eat it.
Personally, I either like kale in a salad or baked into kale chips and added as a side to any meal. Kale chips are so simple to make as well!
♡ Simply pre-heat your oven to around 160 – 180 degrees.
♡ Put your kale on a tray and drizzle with oil and sea salt.
♡ If you want, you can also add spices such as garlic, rosemary, paprika etc.
♡ Bake for around 5 – 8 minutes, until they’ve started going crispy on the outside.
Let me know how you like to eat kale, after all, it’s a great food source to eat and get your health benefits in!
Love, always – B
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