Benefits of Kale
Fiber and Anti Inflammatory Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Fiber and omega 3s are two macronutrients largely deficient in the U.S. diet and provided by kale in impressive amounts. It only takes 200 calories worth of kale to provide 14 grams of fiber and substantially more than the average U.S. adult gets in an entire day after a diet of 2,000 calories. And while kale is not as concentrated in omega 3s as some of the other cruciferous vegetablesandand certainly not in the same category as walnuts or salmonandit still provides us with a significant amount of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), the basic building block for all omega 3 fats. From less than 100 calories worth of kale, we can get over 350 milligrams.