We've all heard about the trending popularity of kale, the leafy green superfood often found in green juice, smoothies, and salads - and the truth is that kale is one of the healthiest things you can eat.
One cup of raw kale contains only about 30 calories, close to 3 grams of protein, and 2.5 grams of fiber. Kale is also packed with vitamins and nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and zinc. On top of that, kale also contains omega-3 fatty acids found in the form of Alpha-linolenic acid.
Because kale contains all of these powerful nutritional properties it can help detox the body, can promote eye health, can help reduce cholesterol, can help manage diabetes, can help promote bone health and density, can help keep your skin healthy, can provide strong antioxidant support, can help prevent cancer, and can help treat anemia.
Incorporating kale into your diet is easy. You can add it to a vegetable or fruit smoothie, or drink straight kale juice. You can also add kale to any salad. Kale is a great cooked side dish for dinner, either steamed or sauteed. Kale can also be seasoned and baked to make kale chips, a delicious and healthy snack for when you're on the go. Kale has occasionally been known to cause bloating in those who eat too much, so eat this leafy green vegetable in moderation.
Eating healthy can give you energy, help keep your immune system running properly, keep your body in shape and fit and give you a better feeling of overall well-being. At Physicians Age Management Centers, we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We offer treatments for weight loss, and we can help you start a nutrition or supplementation plan. Take our weight loss test to get started or request a free consultation today.