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The Awesome Benefits Of Kale. Kale The Superfood! 

Kale- it’s that’s leafy green substance that most of us dreaded eating as children.  We would avoid it like the plague, but now later in life we look towards it for its awesome benefits. Kale is a nutrient dense food that is awesome for everybody, but for those of you who are active like athletes and gym fanatics, it’s a must have if you want the maximum amount of nutrients.

If you’ve seen Kale before, they’re large leaves with curly type edges similar to cabbage. Actually they are a member of the cabbage/ cruciferous family and are similar in texture and color. Kale has an abundance of minerals, vitamins and all kinds of good stuff and the best part is that they’re low on calories.

Kale comes in a different assortment of colors, and sometimes the leaves may vary in texture and size. It’s always a wise choice when choosing kale that you choose the kinds with firm crisp leaves. The reason being is that these are the ones that have the most nutrients in them, when they start to wilt they end up losing some of the vital nutrients. Keeping them in a refrigerator is a good idea, but you have to be careful because if you leave them in there to long they end up tasting bitter and a bit gross.

What’s so good about Kale?

Kale contains an excellent source of calcium for strong bones and teeth, and it also is very beneficial to eye health. It has an awesome source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, they play an important role in helping to keep your retina and lens in check and away from any type of oxidative type of damage.

Kale has a ton of Vitamin C, and as we all know it’s excellent for immunity and can give you some good energy. Kale has a great source of Vitamin K which is great for our bones, that will help to keep them healthy and strong, especially for those of you who put a lot of stress on them through rigorous workouts. Kale also plays a significant role in heart health, you need your heart to stay alive, so it would make perfect sense to eat Kale for this benefit alone. 

How To Enjoy KALE

There are numerous ways to enjoy kale, just because you don’t like it prepared one way doesn’t mean you won’t like it another. So here are some ways that you can enjoy Kale, and also included are links to other sites with recipes for each way described.

Each type of way is connected to a link via gentleworld.org! Enjoy the recipes!

Kale: Chips
Kale: Steamed
Kale: Salads
Kale: Stir Fries
Kale: Soups
Kale: Smoothies/juices
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