Food for Thought – Kale

I want to try the Kale chips!

Get Natural!


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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