Benefits of Kale
All you need to know about the benefits of kale!
If you do not already have kale in your shopping list, your next errand will be for kale!
The kale is a vegetable belonging to the family of cabbages. It has gained a good reputation in recent years thanks to its nutritious properties, which make it perfect for vegetarian, vegan and generally healthy diets.
Properties of the kale you should know for its great nutritional value. It is commonly considered as a “superfood”, as it contains a high percentage of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Also, it stands out as an important source of calcium, which in turn helps us maintain our bone density in good condition and prevent osteoporosis. Also, another property of kale is that this vegetable is rich in fibre, so it supports a good digestion and fights constipation.
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It is also notable for its high iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc levels, as well as its low caloric value (45 kcal per 100 gram.) In addition, its high proportion of water. Thanks to this last characteristic have diuretic properties, which favours the elimination of toxins. Not forgetting that it has a good amount of vitamins E and A.
All these properties of kale make it an ideal food to prevent cardiovascular diseases and keep our bone structure in good condition. In addition, thanks to its vitamin K content helps correct blood clotting, and its levels of oxalates (anti-nutrients) are minimal, unlike other green leafy vegetables.
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Kale can be eaten raw or cooked; if steamed, then it will keep all its properties while cooking, it is better to use a little water to avoid losing vitamins. Also, one of the best option to use kale in the easiest way is to purchase the Organic and Non-GMO Kale powder that is equal to 5 bunches fresh kale.
Best Smoothie for You!
GREEN APPLE AND KALE SMOOTHIE
This green apple and kale smoothie is a rich in nutrients and surprisingly delicious. It is very easy to make, only takes 5 minutes for you to take advantage of the nutrients.
- Preparation: 5 mins
- Servings: 3 and 1/2 cups (875 millilitres)
- Category: Drinks
- 2 cups of almond milk or coconut milk or regular milk whichever you prefer (500 millilitres)
- 2 red apples
- 1 cup of kale or 2 cups spinach
- 4 dates
- Optional (add some Manuka Honey if you like to make your smoothie sweet)
Pour all the ingredients into the blender and blend until they are perfectly integrated.
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