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Don't Leaf This One Out

Coach Rosie, 06/05/2014

The benefits cannot be overlooked, beaten or surpassed by any other leaf. Kale gets the award for the top rated green, which is why we crowned it king.

According to the ANDI Scale (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index), developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and which rates foods based on their nutrition level, kale ranks number one, with a score of 1000. That’s a sure winner in our kitchen and on our menu—and second to none other.

Kale is a dark, leafy green filled with plenty of phytonutrients, many of which have not been entirely documented (there are just too many to research all of them!), but we know enough about this green to sing its praise, crown it king, and invite it into the royal arena of Nutritarian eating.

If we crammed all the health benefits of kale into a pill and asked you to take one a day, you would say, “Two please.”

It’s off the charts amazing, without side effects, and all benefit. But don’t take our word for it; rather, feel the proof as it shows up in your body.

Top 10 reasons why you won’t leaf kale out of your diet.

  1. Kale fights viruses and strengthens your immune system with its high, nutrient rich and phytochemical content
  2. Kale helps you feel full and lose weight as it has only 36 calories per cup—but who’s counting? (And there’s no need to count when you’re counting on the King of Greens!)
  3. Kale is easy to eat raw or cooked so you don’t have to stress about how to eat it.
  4. Kale saves you money on beauty products as it’s great for healthy hair, glowing skin and nail growth.
  5. Kale helps you to clearly see what you want in life with a boost of vitamin A that will protect and fortify your precious eyesight.
  6. Kale helps you kick it up a notch at the gym by relieving arthritis, autoimmune disorders and asthma.
  7. Kale lets you leaf the cows alone in the pasture (at least if they’re grass fed…) as it provides more absorbable calcium than milk and is high in vitamin K.
  8. Kale supports the pregnant mom with folic acid and heart healthy benefits. Big, strong hearts and prenatal health are super important!
  9. Kale has the fiber you’re looking for if you want to flow and go, digest and de- stress.
  10. Kale is addictive. Yes—I am sorry to disclose it—but you may find that once you start eating it, you’ll start to crave it; so now you can replace those other not-so-healthy food cravings, desires and urges with one that will make your body rock!
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