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The Health Benefits of Kale

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The Health Benefits of Kale

Not too long ago, kale was the quiet achiever. Now we know it’s one of the most nutrient rich superfoods around, with an impressive list of proven benefits.
Here are our top five reasons why adding ecoLEAF Salad Kale to your diet is a smart move.

1. Kale is packed full of nutrients
Weight for weight, kale is simply one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. Almost a natural multivitamin in itself, a cup of raw kale contains much more than your recommended daily amount (RDA) of Vitamins A, K and C, as well as much-needed Vitamin B1, B2 and B3. And at just 33 calories, increasing your kale intake is an easy way to boost your nutrient levels. (1.)

2. Kale helps reduce cholesterol
Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest killers, and high cholesterol is a considerable factor. Thankfully, kale helps increase good cholesterol (HDL) levels and reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in the body, thereby helping reduce the risk of heart disease. (2.)

3. Kale is high in Vitamin C
Kale is an excellent source of Vitamin C. In fact, a cup of kale actually contains more Vitamin C than an orange. An essential antioxidant, Vitamin C plays a big part in the overall structure of our bodies and keeps scurvy at bay. (3.)

4. Kale is good for your eyes
A number of key nutrients that help with eye health can be found in kale. In particular the antioxidants Zeaxanthin and Lutein, both of which have proven to be helpful in reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. (4.)

5. Kale is a great source of minerals
We all need a healthy mix of minerals, but maintaining them in our diets can be difficult. Kale is here to help. It’s a good source of Calcium, required for healthy bones, teeth and cellular function. Potassium is also found in kale and can help reduce blood pressure. And if you’re worried about type 2 diabetes, kale’s Magnesium content may help protect you there too. (5.)

A better kind of kale
Whilst increasing your kale intake can clearly improve your health, some people don’t like its bitter taste or tough texture.

ecoLEAF is fresh and not cold-stored before you buy it. In fact, we pack it with the roots still attached, so you pick it fresh from your fridge. This means our leaves are fresh, mild in flavour and perfect for salads even the kids will love.

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