Food for Thought – Kale

I want to try the Kale chips!

Get Natural!

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You see this stuff everywhere now! And there are so many reasons to include this leafy green in your diet.

Kale has high amounts of:

  • Vitamin C (boost your metabolism and immune system)
  • Vitamin A (excellent for sight)
  • Vitamin K (bone health, lowers blood clotting and cancer preventing)
  • Fibre (lowers cholesterol)
  • Calcium, even more than milk (strong bones and metabolism)
  • Iron, even more than beef (oxygen transport in blood and liver function)
    Kale also has many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which are key to disease and cancer prevention.

    There are new studies saying high consumption of kale can lead to hypothyroidism (which is a condition where your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones to regulate such functions as metabolism, temperature and protein synthesis). Kale contains a substance called thiocyanate, which can interfere with the iodine needed for the thyroid to function properly. However, this is only in extreme amounts, so…

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