Learn about this superfood & be apart of National Kale Day!
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.