What’s So Great About Kale?

By Brianna Bowlan, Seacoast Eat Local intern

During the past couple years, kale has exploded onto the scene and became a very popular super food. People are going crazy over it and trying to put it in everything from smoothies to soup.

Although kale isn’t going to fix all of your health problems, it certainly is a great source of Vitamin A, K, and C. It also contains Vitamin B6, fiber, and calcium. Kale is very important for lowering the risks of cancer and it’s full of antioxidants for fighting free radicals in the body. The flavonoids in kale have anti-inflammatory benefits, which can help you relieve oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.


If all the health benefits of kale appeal to you, you are in luck! The winter farmer’s market is brimming with vendors that sell kale. If you have no idea how to cook kale, you could ask the farmer what their preferred method of preparation is, or you could search for a recipe on the Seacoast Eat Local Pinterest site!

Sources: whfoods.com

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