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Superfood of the Week: Kale

2014-03-25 | By: Snap Fitness

Kale has matured from its days as a side garnish over the past few years. Now, it’s the staple of many salads, smoothies, and juices. It’s recognized as one of the most well-known superfoods around.

 

Kale belongs to the cabbage family. It’s purple or green in color and consists of central leaves that are not a part of the head. Depending on which variety of kale you choose, the texture will vary. Kale is known to have a firm, rough texture, but there are varieties of kale that are soft – especially when combined with olive oil or salad dressing. Not only is kale nutritious, it's delicious!


Kale has many health benefits, but here are five:


-It’s loaded with vitamins A, B complex, and C. It is also an antioxidant.

-One cup of kale will help you reach your total Vitamin A intake for the day. That one cup contains only 36 calories per serving.

-Kale is full of minerals like copper, calcium, iron, and magnesium. 

-It’s packed with fiber, which contributes to weight loss.

-Kale is anti-inflammatory and prevents skin diseases.

 

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