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#1 Kale - You Can't Fail With Kale

What is Kale?

Kale is a member of the cabbage family ( Brassica oleracea) which includes other common foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts.Kale is considered a cruciferous vegetable.

There are many different types of kale. The leaves can be green or purple in color and have either a smooth or curly shape.

The most common type of kale is called curly kale or Scots kale, which has green and curly leaves and a hard, fibrous stem.

This is What Kale Looks Like.

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Kale is Among The Most Nutrient Dense Foods

One cup of raw kale (about 2.4 oz) contains (1):

  • Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene).
  • Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 26% of the RDA.
  • Calcium: 9% of the RDA.
  • Copper: 10% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 6% of the RDA.
  • Then it contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus.

So Much For So Little

All this nutrition and only 33 calories. Given the low calorie count and concentrated nutrient content kale is among the most nutrient dense foods available.

I Don’t Like Kale

At Bond Chiropractic we have a saying – “Just because you don’t eat it does not mean your body does not need it.” At Bond Chiropractic we carry a whole food based supplement from Standard Process as well as other whole food based supplements to meet your needs.

Remember

Consequences are not only the result of what we decide to do but also a result of which we decide not to do.

 

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