National Kale Day - Dr Drew Ramsey MD

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what is kale day?

National Kale Day celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America. National Kale day is the first Wednesday in October and is an annual celebration.

Team Kale provides tools, resources, and community so that every American has access to this incredibly nutritious, inexpensive whole food, but can also learn ways to cook and grow it.

National Kale Day is important to this superfood’s future because we need to make sure that kale is more than a flash in the sauté pan. It would be a shame for such a healthy, affordable, versatile and delicious vegetable to go the way of the sun-dried tomato or the other fad foods before it. A leafy green that can thrive on windy city rooftops through the harsh Northeastern winters should be tough enough to hang onto the spotlight, as long as its friends step up to support it.

When you think of superfoods you can’t help but think of kale! Kale is extremely dense in nutrients and provides incredible amounts of vitamins in just one single cup.

why kale?

Kale is not only a superfood, it is a superhero when it comes to health.

Kale is Queen

You get plant-based power in your diet that goes well beyond just standard vitamin and minerals. Kale is packed with special phytonutrient molecules making it a power plant that can fight obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. In fact, just a few cups of kale daily may have the power to battle cancer, inflammation, and low moods.

Hearty Green

Kale happens to be hearty, which means it travels well and lasts for up to a week when stored in a loose paper or plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper. It’s also extremely versatile.

Economical

Economical but also accessible, kale is one of the easiest crops for local farmers to grow and the ideal way to celebrate local American farming. It’s happy grown in a small strip of land, in a garden pot, or can even be grown on a playground in this plant tower.

Nutrition Breakdown

1 CUP OF KALE = 33 Calories

134% DAILY VALUE Vitamin C • 684% DAILY VALUE Vitamin K • 204% Daily Value Vitamin A

Kale contains over 45 different compounds that have been proven to prevent cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory nutrients that have suppressed cancer in animal trials. Eating kale also helps balance blood sugar. Its high levels of fiber help slow the rise of blood sugar and its protein content helps stabilize it. Kale is also incredibly low in calories and contains no trans-fat, which makes it one of the top detoxifying foods available and ideal for weight loss.

Kale really does the body good.

Get involved in National Kale Day!

1. Host a kale day party at work or school.
2. Host a potluck with your favorite kale dishes.
3. Share a recipe or tip on social media and tag us
#kaleday2018 @nationalkaleday
4. Order some kale seeds and plant some kale!

Sign up for our Kale Mailing list

Recieve toolkits and recipes to spread the word of National Kale Day

What’s Cooking in your kitchen? Kale? I hope so!

Check out a few of our favorite recipes from some amazing chefs.

From the founders

Dr. Drew Ramsey, MD and Chef Jennifer Iserloh recognized the tremendous health benefits of the leafy green and founded the grassroots organization in October 2013. Since then, several sponsors, volunteers and ambassadors – eager to spread the good word of kale – have advocated for National Kale Day.

National Kale Day is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of October.
This year thousands will celebrate nationally – and even worldwide.

See what we’re up to

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Eat Complete

Winner of a 2017 IACP Cookbook Award  •  Finalist for a Books for a Better Life Award

Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 by Well + Good and MindBodyGreen

 

From leading psychiatrist and author of Fifty Shades of Kale comes a collection of 100 simple, delicious, and affordable recipes to help you get the core nutrients your brain and body need to stay happy and healthy.

What does food have to do with brain health? Everything.

Your brain burns more of the food you eat than any other organ. It determines if you gain or lose weight, if you’re feeling energetic or fatigued, if you’re upbeat or depressed. In this essential guide and cookbook, Drew Ramsey, MD, explores the role the human brain plays in every part of your life, including mood, health, focus, memory, and appetite, and reveals what foods you need to eat to keep your brain—and by extension your body—properly fueled.

Drawing upon cutting-edge scientific research, Dr. Ramsey identifies the twenty-one nutrients most important to brain health and overall well-being—the very nutrients that are often lacking in most people’s diets. Without these nutrients, he emphasizes, our brains and bodies don’t run the way they should.

Eat Complete includes 100 appetizing, easy, gluten-free recipes engineered for optimal nourishment. It also teaches readers how to use food to correct the nutrient deficiencies causing brain drain and poor health for millions. For example:

• Start the day with an Orange Pecan Waffle or a Turmeric Raspberry Almond Smoothie, and the Vitamin E found in the nuts will work to protect vulnerable brain fat (plus the fiber keeps you satisfied until lunch).

• Enjoy Garlic Butter Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles and Mussels with Garlicky Kale Ribbons and Artichokes, and the zinc and magnesium from the seafood will help stimulate the growth of new brain cells.

• Want to slow down your brain’s aging process? Indulge with a cup of Turmeric Cinnamon Hot Chocolate, and the flavanols found in chocolate both increase blood flow to the brain and help fight age-related memory decline.

Featuring fifty stunning, full-color photographs, Eat Complete helps you pinpoint the nutrients missing from your diet and gives you tasty recipes to transform your health—and ultimately your life.

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The Happiness Diet

For the first time in history, too much food is making us sick. It's all too apparent that the Modern American Diet (MAD) is expanding our waistlines; what's less obvious is that it's starving and shrinking our brains. Rates of obesity and depression have recently doubled, and while these epidemics are closely linked, few experts are connecting the dots for the average American.

Using the latest data from the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and nutrition, The Happiness Dietshows that over the past several generations small, seemingly insignificant changes to our diet have stripped it of nutrients--like magnesium, vitamin B12, iron, and vitamin D, as well as some very special fats--that are essential for happy, well-balanced brains. These shifts also explain the overabundance of mood-destroying foods in the average American's diet and why they predispose most of us to excessive weight gain.

After a clear explanation of how we've all been led so far astray, The Happiness Diet empowers the reader with simple, straightforward solutions. Graham and Ramsey show you how to steer clear of this MAD way of life with foods to swear off, shopping tips, brain-building recipes, and other practical advice, and then remake your diet by doubling down on feel-good foods--even the all-American burger.

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Fifty Shades of Kale

Kale gets sexy in Fifty Shades of Kale by Drew Ramsey, M.D., and Jennifer Iserloh, with 50 recipes that are mouth-wateringly delicious and do a body good.
 
Release yourself from the bondage of guilt and start cooking meals with the ingredients you love: meat, cheese, and yes—even butter. Nutrient-rich kale provides essential vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy, happy, and lean—so you can indulge in your most delicious desires. Whether you’re a cooking novice or a real kale submissive, you will undoubtedly succumb to Kale’s charms.

From Mushroom and Kale Risotto to Kale Kiwi Gazpacho, Fifty Shade of Kale offers simple ways to have your kale and eat it, too, as well as nutritional information, cooking tips, and a tutorial on kale in all her glorious shades.
 
Indulge your culinary passions with Fifty Shades of Kale: 50 Fresh and Satisfying Recipes That Are Bound to Please.

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