The Skinny on Kale
Sustainable – kale and other leafy greens help to reduce carbon footprints. Vegetables are able to grow in most climates and have a relatively low environmental impact
Anti-Inflammatory – dark leafy greens have been embraced for reducing inflammation. Beta-carotene, vitamin C, and flavonoids are a few of the powerful anti-inflammatory agents found in your veggies
Fiber – helps to maintain bowel regularity and prevent the risk of health problems
Iron – it’s a myth that iron is not present in plant-based diets. Eating your veggies provide non-heme iron, which are actually higher in iron than animal sources. Heme iron has an increased bio-availability, which means it’s more easily absorbed in the body compared to non-heme iron. To boost the absorption, pair your high iron veggies with vitamin C
Calcium – Veggies have high amounts of calcium to help keep you strong
Healthy fats – a serving of kale contains 121 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 92.4 mg of omega-6 fatty acids!