So THAT’S The Reason We Should Be Eating Kale

The past couple of years, the kale conversation has centered around making fun of how trendy this green is, or talking about how its popularity has finally peaked.( By the route, it hasn’t .) When genuinely, what we should all be focusing on is why this green became such a fixture in healthy eating( and trendy eateries) at all.

Here’s the reason: it’s really, truly very good for you. Plus, it’s pretty dang tasty. That’s why it rose to be — and has remained — one of the most popular greens on the market. But how, exactly? That’s what we’re here to answer.

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1. Kale is chock full of vitamins. One cup of cooked kalecontains over 1,000 percentage of Vitamin K and virtually 100 percentage of vitamins A and C. It also homes over 10 percentage of manganese, copper and Vitamin B6. And 10 percent of your body’s need for fiber.

2. One serving of kale contains 121 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids, a significant amount of the 500 milligrams recommended daily uptake. Omega-3 fatty acids help your body remain healthy by aiding in build cell membranes and protecting you from heart disease and stroke.

3. The good nutrients in kale help support heart health. It’s all thanks to the high fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content kale contains. Potassium is a very important part of heart health — high uptakes of it are also links with reduced hazard of stroke.

4. Kale has risk-lowering benefits for cancer. Some studies suggest that feeing kalecan reduce the risk of bladder, breast, colon, ovary and prostate cancer. It’s all thanks to their glucosinolates, which when broken down sort isothiocyanates. Studies have shown that isothiocyanates have cancer-inhibiting benefits.

5. Kale has cholesterol-lowering abilities. The cholesterol-lowering ability of steamed kalewas compared with the cholesterol-lowering ability of the prescription drug cholestyramine. Seriously. It’s all thanks to its bile acid sequestrants.

6. Plus, kale has so many antioxidants. Not merely does it contain alpha-lipoic acid, an antioxidant that has been shown to lower glucose levels in diabetics, but it’s also loaded with flavonoids like quercetin and kaempferol. These have been studied intensely for their anti-inflammatory and blood-pressure lowering abilities.

See? Seriously good for you. Now that you are familiar with, the whole kale’s-too-trendy issue might not seem as important. Instead, let’s all put that aside and simply dig in. These recipes will help you do merely that.

1 Taleggio Ravioli With Garlicky Butter Kale And Wild Mushroom Sauce

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2 Roasted Kale And Fennel Salad With Avocado Caesar Dressing

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3 Crispy Kale Grilled Cheese With Fried Eggs

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4 Hide Your Kale Smoothie

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5 Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash And Kale Florentine Lasagna

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6 Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips

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7 Kale And Wild Rice Casserole

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8 Kale And Ricotta Stuffed Shells With Butternut Squash Sauce

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9 Baked Eggs With Feta, Kale And Cherry Tomatoes

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10 Crunchy Thai Kale Salad

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11 Simple Grilled Kale And Red Pepper Tuscan Pasta Salad

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12 Kale Breakfast Sandwich

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13 Sweet Potato Cream Pasta With Crispy Kale

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14 Portobello Mushrooms With Kale Pesto Guacamole

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15 Spinach And Kale Greek Yogurt Dip

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16 Kale And Bacon, Caribbean Style

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17 Crispy Kale Roasted Autumn Salad

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18 Cauliflower And Kale Salad

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19 Cheddar Kale Skillet Cornbread

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20 Gnocchi With Sausage And Kale

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21 Kale Pesto

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22 Quick Curried Chickpeas With Tofu And Kale

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