Kale Is Known As The Bone Builder

June 14, 2011 by Matt

One of these foods that has slowly risen to fame over the last few years is the dark green leavy vegetable of the lettuce family known as Kale. This is truly in my expert opinion one of the most overlooked foods on the market. But the reason I think is because people have no idea what it really is or the benefits of consuming it.

Kale is absolutely loaded with Vitamin K as well as any other dark green leafy vegetable like spinach. I’m pretty sure if Popeye was to turn his head to a new vegetable for his power he would be squishing cans of Kale as a replacement. But as you know I’m not a firm believer of anything in can form so I’d have to tell him where the produce section of the supermarket was.

The reason why Vitamin K is so important is because it is known as the heart and bone builder of your body. Studies have shown that people are incredibly deficient when it comes to getting this vitamin but kale is known to fix that each serving you have. For instance one cup of kale is enough to give your body 1327.6% of your daily value.

Not only that but here just a few other tidbits of why kale is so great:

  • It helps fight off numerous causes of cancer more than any other vegetable (including bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer)
  • It contains anti-inflammatory nutrients
  • It is anti-oxidant rich
  • Is known to lower cholesterol
  • Plus tons more…

So make sure you try this leafy green out sometime…one of the great ways you can use this stuff is either by putting it in a pot of boiling water and boil it down like spinach or to juice it.

I personally love making whey smoothies or juicing up a bunch of carrots, kale, apples, and a lemon and adding it to my favorite undenatured whey protein powder because it will have so much nutritional benefits.

Next time you are at the grocery store check it out for yourself.

Til Next Time…

-Matt Smith