On the hunt for a nutritious, vitamin-packed vegetable that also has lots of flavour? Try kale.
There are many reasons to pile this cruciferous vegetable on your plate:
- It is low in calories
- Has zero grams of fat
- Contains nearly 20 percent of the RDA of dietary fibre
This can promote regular digestion, prevents constipation, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating.
Need more reasons to consume Kale?
Kale also contains the glucosinolate isothiocyanate (ITC). This fights the formation of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can attack the digestive system and can cause big problems.
Kale is also high in the carotenoids and flavonoids, two powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals that cause oxidative stress.
There are also lots of vitamins in kale – think vitamins C, D, A and K. All boost immunity, help maintain healthy bones and teeth and maximise overall health.
Get more Kale into your diet, checkout these great Kale smoothie recipes.