10 Reasons to Eat Kale

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Put some kale on that plate!

Kale is a staple here at Green Cuisine. You can pretty much see it at every buffet meal as one of the vegetable options. Here are some reasons to heap some of that kale we love so much onto your plate at your next Green Cuisine meal.

  1. Kale is high in fibre which helps your digestive functioning.
  2. Kale is high in vitamin C. In just 100 grams of kale, there is already 200% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Your immune system and your skin will thank you.
  3. Kale is high in vitamin A. There is 199% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A in just 100 grams of kale. Vitamin A is good for your immune system, and the retinas in your eyes need vitamin A for both low-light vision and colour vision.
  4. Calcium. Plants such as kale are wonderful sources of calcium. With 15% of your recommended daily intake in just 100 grams of kale, you can easily meet your calcium requirements with simply kale (no dairy required or cows being hurt). Calcium will help keep your bones strong, keep your muscles contracting properly, and maintain your synaptic plasticity, learning and memory.
  5. Potassium. At 14% of your recommended daily intake in 100 grams of kale, you can easily obtain a good dose of potassium. Potassium is important for the function of your heart. It is also a player in the contraction of skeletal as well as smooth muscle.
  6. Vitamin B6. There is 15% of your recommended daily intake in 100 grams of kale. Vitamin B6 is converted to pyridoxal 5′-phosphate in the body, which then goes on to be involved in processes such as metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, and hemoglobin synthesis.
  7. Magnesium. There is 11% of the recommended daily intake in 100 grams of kale. Magnesium will help keep your bones strong, and help maintain a healthy heart. Magnesium also helps you relax.
  8. Iron. 8% of the recommended daily intake of iron is in 100 grams of kale. Iron is necessary in order to make hemoglobin, a component found in red blood cells. It is hemoglobin in the blood that helps carry oxygen throughout your body.
  9. Kale is low in calories. 100 grams of kale has only 49 calories. You can eat lots of kale and not worry about calories, provided that you cooked the kale with steam or water, or light oil, and did not drench the kale in sauce. But even if you make kale chips, it would still be lower in calories than regular chips.
  10. Kale tastes good. Ok, taste is subjective, but a lot of people do love kale because it tastes good. I do!

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