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7 Reasons to Get Krazy for Kale

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You hear, see, and read about it everywhere these days. Eat Kale! This catch-phrase is so much more than a health trend; it’s  undoubtedly one of the healthiest things you can do for your overall health and wellness. In case you’re still debating whether or not to jump on the ‘eat kale’ bandwagon, here are the top 7 reasons to get ‘krazy’ for kale.

Kale is LOADED with powerful antioxidants. Good for everything from cancer, heart disease, skin health, and chronic illness, antioxidants are the body’s greatest support system. Delightfully, kale is chock full of them, so eat up!kale

Kale reduces inflammation. Inflammation is one the leading causes of chronic illness, but the omega 3’s found in kale battle arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and asthma.

Kale is a great source of iron. Iron is responsible for proper cell growth, healthy liver function, and transporting oxygen to numerous parts of the body. When people think iron, beef usually comes to mind, but kale actually has more iron per calorie than beef.

 Kale boosts the heart. Eating kale supports a strong cardiovascular system, which is great for athletes and non-athlete’s alike. Kale oxygenates the blood, encouraging stronger blood flow, more energy, and a positive outlook.

Kale is high in Vitamin A, C, and K. Whew, talk about one super-loaded superfood. These vitamins protect the body from cancer, support a healthy immune system, boost metabolism, and support bone health.

Kale is loaded with calcium. Here’s a piece of fun trivia: Kale has more calcium than milk! Besides broccoli, eating kale is hands-down the healthiest way to support healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis.

Kale is high in fiber. Fiber moves toxins out of the body, aides in digestion, eliminates waste, and lowers cholesterol. Plus it’s more fun to eat than Metamucil.

Convinced yet?! I thought so.

Eat Kale!

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Author: eat.clean.health.

Jodi Geigle is a board certified nutrition and wellness professional highly experienced in nutrition counseling, wellness program creation, effective client behavior modification, corporate wellness and large scale team leadership with an emphasis in operations, technology and start up culture. Jodi has been featured in Women's Running, Active.com and MindBodyGreen.

5 thoughts on “7 Reasons to Get Krazy for Kale

  1. Great article, Jodi! Very good writing! I’m convinced, but I don’t see Ray Meister going there.

    It’s good to have you back from Idaho, safe and sound, and we’re looking forward to hearing all the fun baby-sitting stories. I’ll call you soon.

    Love ya, C

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