Do you miss the satisfying crunch of a potato chip?
Are you able to stop eating potato chips after just 1 chip?
These are the struggle many of us endure when trying to follow a healthier lifestyle.
You might be asking yourself what is so great about Kale and why is everyone drooling over this green thing?
Of all the green superfoods Kale is at the very top for the healthiest and most nutritious plants in existence today.
Kale is loaded with all kinds of benefits and some of them even being medicinal.
If you don’t know what Kale is here is a brief summary.
It is a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, broccoli, and brussels sprouts.
The most common type of kale you will see is green and curly. Though there is a purple variety as well.
1. Highest Nutrient Dense Food Available
Kale is loaded with nutrients such as:
Kale also contains iron, niacin, thiamin and other nutrients. So when I say this is a nutritional powerhouse that is probably an understatement.
All of this nutrition is packed into only 33 calories and contains only 6 grams of carbs with 2.5 grams of that being fiber. It also contains 3 gms of protein.
Kale is probably one of the if not the most nutrient dense food available today.
2. Cancer Fighting Substances In Kale
Kale contains compounds that researchers believe have protective properties against cancer.
One on those compounds is called sulforaphane. This compound helps fight the formation of cancer cells.
Several studies have shown that cruciferous vegetables may significantly lower the risk of many forms of cancer, which if you remember from above Kale is in the cruciferous family of vegetables.
3. Kale Can Protect Your Eyes
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are prevalent in Kale in high amounts. These two nutrients have been shown to reduce your risk of macular degeneration and developing cataracts.
4. Contains 7x The Recommended Amount Of Vitamin K
Vitamin K is a very important vitamin and it’s major role is to help with blood clotting. So when you get a cut Vitamin K helps to clot your blood so that you don’t bleed to death from a simple cut.
Kale contains 7x the recommended amount of Vitamin K in just 1 cup of raw Kale. So you don’t have to eat a lot of Kale to know you are getting enough critical Vitamin K.
5. May Help Lower Your Cholesterol Levels
Kale contains a substance known as bile sequestrants. These bile sequestrants will bind to bile acids in your body and prevent them from being absorbed. By doing so this lowers your cholesterol levels. It may lower your cholesterol by as much as 10% according to one study.
Now there are more great benefits to Kale then just these 5, but you get the idea that you should be eating Kale.
Here’s what to do next….
Try one of these 5 Kale recipes and start taking advantage of all these great benefits of Kale.
Give your metabolism a kick with super nutrient dense kale chips like this one above.
If you like a little kick to your chips give this one a try.
This is a perfect mid-afternoon snack with a touch of salty and parmesan flavor.
Here is a good south of the border flavor for you.
Kale Chips are the perfect, healthy, crunchy snack to have when you’re at home watching TV or entertaining friends and family.
And, just like conventional potato chips, you won’t be able to stop at just one chip.
But that’s OK….
You can can get 250 more metabolic boosting recipes like recipe #5 by clicking this link below.
Enjoy all these amazing recipes and light your metabolism up. Start burning those calories today!!