Kale is the latest smoothie superfood and is known as the ‘queen of greens’, but what is so good about this leafy green? Here we outline the top 5 health benefits of kale and why you should get some planted in your garden now!

High in iron

Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.

What's So Good About Kale?High in Vitamin A, C and K

Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.

Vitamin C is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.

Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and blood clotting. Also increased levels of Vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

A great anti-inflammatory

One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.

High in fibre and low in calories

One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fibre and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fibre content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below.

High in calcium

Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism.

Got some growing already? Have a go at making these yummy salt and vinegar kale chips.