Kale: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)


Kale is a delicious lettuce-like plant that is super full of nutrients. Despite the fact that it is gaining more and more popularity every single say, many people don’t know some things about this super food that are actually really cool. Here are some of those things. Stay tuned for part 2, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: It Has Healthy Fats

Kale is truly amazing in a lot of ways, one of them being that it’s a great source of ALA, which is an omega-3 fatty acid. In other words, its makes the brain extra powerful.

Number Fourteen: It Has More Calcium Than Cow’s Milk

Milk is often sold as being the thing to drink for calcium, where really its kale that needs to be advertised. These green bad boys are amazing for your bones: every 2/3 of a cup has more than 100 grams of the mineral.

Number Thirteen: It Aids With Digestion

Kale is a great source of fiber, and because of this, it’s really good for human digestion. It even helps the digestion of other high-fiber foods such as potatoes and pasta.

Number Twelve: It’s an Allergen

Although for the most part kale is quite amazing for the body, it can be harmful for a few. Those who have a cruciferous vegetable allergy can’t eat kale and other things like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli without having a horrible reaction. This, though, is very rare.

Number Eleven: It Has No Connection to Hypothyroidism

Some people have blamed kale for causing en-flared issues with their thyroid, but this does not have any basis.  Instead, there are molecules in the planet which compete with iodine, which goes into the thyroid, but this can only cause problems in those that have low iodine levels.

Number Ten: Kale is Dirty, but It’s Still Better Than Not Having It

Due to all of the hype surrounding organic foods (and how they lack all those pesticides that have people running), many people avoid some foods such as kale since it makes the “dirty dozen” list (the list contains foods which people should consume only organic due to high levels of GMOs and such). However, even conventional kale holds so many benefits that it would still be good to eat, especially when the option is to not eat it at all

Number Nine: It’s Really Cheap

Many people make the assumption that it’s more expensive to eat healthily, and that’s simply not the case. It just depends on what you buy. Kale, for example, is usually just one to two dollars per bunch, and one can make it last several meals. There’s a lot more to learn about this great vegetable that is on many people’s minds. Stay tuned for the second part of the article, which is coming soon!