When I heard someone describe kale as spinach the other day, I immediately knew I had to pen this post.
First things first – kale is not spinach. Kale is a green, leafy vegetable in its own right. Its closest relatives are cabbage, broccoli, collard greens and Brussels sprouts. It has been touted as a true super food due to its high levels of iron, protein and calcium. This super green also boasts anti-inflammatory capabilities not found among other leafy greens.
So, why eat kale? Here are a few reasons:
- Kale is low in calories and contains no fat.
- It is great for aiding digestion, due to its high fibre content
- It is super high in iron
- It is packed with antioxidants
- Kale is high in Vitamin K, which can help protect against certain cancers
- Per calorie, kale has more calcium that milk
- It is also high in Vitamins A and C (more Vitamin C than an orange!), meaning its great for vision, skin and the immune system.
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