The popular and much in-demand Kale is low in calories, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. Kale is great for digestion and helps with elimination due to its great fiber content. It's also full of many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium.
Per calorie, Kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers – it’s also needed for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and blood clotting. Some reports indicate that increased levels of Vitamin K might help people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Anti-oxidants, such as the carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers. One cup of Kale has 10% of the RDA of Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps those with arthritis, asthma and auto-immune disorders. Eating more Kale reportedly helps lower cholesterol levels. Kale is high in Vitamin C and per calorie it has more calcium than milk to prevent bone loss, osteoporosis and maintain a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C also helps maintain cartilage and joint flexibility. An additional benefit of Kale is that it contains Vitamin A that is great for your vision and your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cancer.
- • Smoothie recipes: use Kale powder as a substitute for de-hydrated and powdered wheatgrass, nori, spirulina, chlorella or pretty much any other superfood powder. Just don't exceed the recommended daily dosage printed on the package. • Sauces and dips: add Kale powder to sauces and dips. When used in sauces, it is best to stir the powder into the concoction towards the end of the cooking process in order to protect the nutrients it contains. • Add color and nutrients: use this extraordinary superfood on omelettes and scrambled eggs. Simply add a spoonful of organic Kale powder to the egg mixture before cooking it on your frying pan. • Salad dressings: yet another great way to sneak this green superfood powder into your diet is to add it to your salad dressings or sprinkle it directly on a mixed salad before serving. • Pureed soups: eating powdered Kale in soup is yet another great way to incorporate more of this superfood into your diet. To protect its heat-sensitive nutrients, add it to your soup only at the end of the cooking process. • Homemade pasta dough: powdered Kale can also be used to boost the nutritional value of your homemade pasta dough! Yum, yum! “Enjoy life - be healthy” - Kathy