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Kale – Your New Friend with Benefits


“What on earth is Kale?” we hear you asking. Well fellow health lovers, it just so happens that Kale is truly one of the most exciting vegetables that we want you to start incorporating to your and your family’s diets today. Kale has been referred to as “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse – and here at, we’d like to take a few minutes of your time to explain why.


Heralding from the cabbage family, Kale is one of the most tasty and attractive vegetables grown by British farmers and it’s packed full of good-for-you nutrients. Although bearing similar characteristics to the cabbage, Kale actually has a much richer flavour than cabbage and it is successful in harsh climates where more delicate cabbage varieties fail.


This inexpensive vegetable is quite simply and fantastic way of introducing a heap of nutritional benefits into your diet. We’ve included a few of these benefits below and we’d really recommend that you start adding it to your daily routine. Try throwing some of into your next omlette, or perhaps you’d like to be a bit more adventurous and fancy attempting the beef and kale lasagne for the next family meal.


For those of you that follow our Facebook page, you’ll know that we sometimes suggest adding some of this “wonder veg” to our recommended smoothies and juices. If you’ve ever thought we’re a bit crazy to propose it as an ingredient, then just read a few of the amazing benefits below.


1. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below.
2. Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.
3. Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and the prevention of blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
4. Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.
5. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.
6. Kale is great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.

7. Kale is high in Vitamin A.Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.
8. Kale is high in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.
9. Kale is high in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility
10. Kale is a great detox food. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your body healthy.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up to the Kale Club today and start reaping the benefits.
Stay Healthy and Stay Happy,
Team YHD