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Kale and it's health benefits

"A wholesome hearty leafy green with long stems, crunchy and strong taste! It's one of the nutrient-rich veggies that belongs to Brassica family."

I get asked a lot for food recommendations and dietary advice. There is so much information to give about which food to eat and in what quantities, so each person who wants to eat a proper diet needs to be consulted about their current weight and diet and what their goals are (that can mean gaining weight or remaining the same weight, dieting isn’t always about losing weight!). But to push you in the right direction I will post a few foods you should adding to your diet that have a myriad of health benefits.

So the first food I would like to talk about is kale. Kale is packed full of nutrients and is an amazing source of magnesium which you need to give you energy and helps in the break down lactic acid when exercising. The majority of people do not get enough magnesium in their diet, and whilst the data isn’t available for Vietnam, it’s well over 50% in America. A magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle fatigue, weakness and cramps, and also mental disorders. Kale is a great way to boost your magnesium levels. Try eating kale every day for a week, I’d be incredibly surprised if you didn’t notice a difference in your energy levels.

How to cook it? It can be stir fried with garlic or it can be boiled or steamed for those of you who don’t like to cook at the hob. It can even be baked in the oven to make kale chips! Kale can be added to salads and hot meals as part of your vegetable selection or even bring it to your green smoothies for your "on the go" breakfast. However if you are going to add it to a salad, or make a smoothies with it, make sure you cook it first and leave it to cool!

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