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If there’s one leafy green we’re totally obsessed with right now, it’s kale.

Here’s why we think kale is the king of supergreens!

It’s incredibly rich in vitamins and minerals

Kale is FULL of nutritious goodness!

  • Vitamins A, C, and K
  • Vitamin B6
  • Manganese
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Folate (an essential B vitamin for healthy brain development)
  • Nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin which protect against cataracts and muscular degeneration
  • Minerals like phosphorus, and zinc

In other words, kale is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables in existence.

It’s low in calories – but high in fiber and protein

Delicious kale chips

Not only is kale abundant in vitamins and minerals, but it’s also incredibly low in calories.

One cup of raw kale contains:

  • Only 33 calories
  • 6 grams of carbs (of which 2 grams are fiber keeping you full for longer!)
  • nearly 3 grams of protein!

It contains very little fat – and most of that fat is an omega-3 fatty acid (the good fat we need more of!).

So, if you’re looking for a healthy and nutritious low-calorie snack, well – you have some kale shopping to do.

It contains powerful antioxidants 

Kale is nutritious

Kale is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as:

  • Beta-carotene
  • Vitamin C
  • Various flavonoids and polyphenols

Antioxidants are the substances that help our bodies counteract oxidative damage – meaning that they keep us looking and feeling young for longer, as well as help our bodies fight various diseases (including cancer).

It’s ridiculously versatile

Kale can be used in virtually any type of dish; delicious and fresh salads, detoxifying smoothies, flavorful stir-fries, creamy pasta sauces, and – yes – even ice cream!

Our favorite kale recipes

These scrumptious recipes from Minimalist Baker will help you start reaping the incredible health benefits of eating kale!

Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing

Sunflower Coated Cheesy Kale Chips

Kale and White Bean Artichoke Dip

Bonus recipe: Give your body the detox it deserves with this delicious and nutrient-packed vegan detox green monster smoothie!

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