BODY BEAUTY: KALE
OH KALE NO!
To all my nutrition babes ALL across the world, do you ever find yourself just gawking at a bundle of kale at Whole Foods or at a local Farmer’s Market produce section admiring its pretty + perfect ruffled edges? Kale me crazy, but I am #guilty as charged.
There are just so many various ways that kale can and most certainly should be utilized in the kitchen. From a good morning green smoothie with a hefty handful of kale to a side of quickly sautéed kale + garlic mix for lunch on-the-go to a delightful dinner choice of a kale salad mixed with a blend of quinoa + fresh veggies topped off with a sprinkle of chia and a squeeze of fresh lemon. You can have it raw or cooked, cold or warm, for breakfast or for dinner, like SHUT the kale up. This green can be tossed into so many dishes that the opportunity to implement #kale into your everyday meals are ENDLESS. #versatilityONfleek!
Kale has got to be one of my ultimate go-to greens—of course not just because of how beautifully sculpted a freshly picked kale stalk is, but more importantly because of the countless #healthbenefits that it withholds.
Kale is a #powerhouse green.
Are you like me and always on the prowl for products that'll aid in healthier skin, hair, eyes and nails? Are you trying to gain a stronger immune system? Or are you [like me again] looking to kill more than two birds with one stone searching for a food item that is packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, omega-fatty acids, cell repairing abilities, and lowers the risk of future health scares?
HOL' UP, wait a minute. Look no further, KALE is the answer. Seriously. I’m not joking, all hail the mighty #kalegods because kale does all of above. Here's just quick little list of body-loving nutrients derived straight from kale:
- vitamins A, C, E, K
- vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6
- manganese, potassium, copper, iron, fiber, protein, calcium, phosphorous, folate
- omega-fatty acids
- anti-inflammatory perks
- weight-loss friendly
The best yet, the combination of vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, and potassium found in kale all #support heart health because with the increase intake of potassium + decrease intake of sodium is a very crucial dietary change in oder to reduce the risk of cardio vascular disease! ALSO, kale is high in fiber + water content—both aid incredibly to promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract. One of the *coolest things is that kale contains vitamins that promote iron absorption and B-vitamins which are #essential for the release of ENERGY from food. Not to mention that inflammation is a root cause of many disease [like arthritis, autoimmune disease, Alzheimer's] in which the vitamin-K found in kale is a very powerful anti-inflammatory.
Don’t be a kale hater. Be open-minded. Be creative. Be daring. But most importantly, be YOU—have a little FUN + let's get to consuming #kale daily!
A few really kale ideas [all puns intended] are kale chips, adding kale into your smoothies + smoothie bowls, kale stir-fry, kale + avocado + grapefruit dip, spicy-kale stuffed chicken breast, kale + chickpea medley soup and the list goes on and on and on and on.