The 10 Best Foods for Women #6
It might be the trendiest vegetable on the block but kale is popular for some very good reasons. Why is kale good for you? The answer is multi-layered.
For starters, kale is a good source of vitamin A–it’s a vitamin essential to skin health and beneficial to the female reproductive system. And speaking of benefits to the female reproductive system, kale is a source of folate, a nutrient essential to fertility.
But kale is not just beneficial for women. In fact, it’s one of the healthiest foods in the world. Period. For starters, it’s a good source of vitamin C. Did you know that vitamin C is beneficial in combating adrenal fatigue as well as boosting immunity? And, of course, we know vitamin C can play a huge role in anti-aging. Another way it benefits women as the age is by providing the body with a natural source of calcium. Kale also contains manganese, magnesium and iron, all minerals important to maintaining sexual health. And although you’d never guess it, kale provides the body with lean protein, about 3 grams per serving.
As for the bizarre scare in 2015, kale is not poisonous. A claim that “eating large amounts of kale could kill you” went viral without any real medical backing. True, anything consumed in too large a quantity can have negative effects–that even goes for water. But there’s no need to fear the Supergreen!
Some of our favorite recipes featuring kale:
Massaged Kale Salad with Cranberries and Persimmons
Quinoa with Dates, Melted Chevre and Baby Kale
Raw Kale and Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Cashew Cheese
Turkey Breast Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Kale
Brown Rice Salad with Kale, Golden Beets and Maple Orange Dressing
10 Best Foods For Women
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