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3 Reasons Why Kale Juice Should Be Part of Your Diet

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kale juiceIf you haven't heard much about Kale Juice, it's a miracle leafy green vegetable that has gone relatively unnoticed until recently. People have started to incorporate kale into all types of meals, from kale juice to salads, and even kale chips. The health benefits of kale are so abundant. Like acai bowls, it is a superfood you should be eating. Here are 3 great reasons to start incorporating kale into your diet.

1. Kale Juice: Strengthen Your Immune System

Out of all the healthy dark leafy greens you can eat, such as spinach, chard, and collard greens, kale is the healthiest of them all. According to Ruth Frechman, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, it's the best green in terms of antioxidants. When it comes to nutritional powerhouses, there is nothing quite like kale juice. Researchers have discovered that kale is not just loaded with antioxidants, it is a superfood packed with Vitamin A, C, and K. It has 3.5 times as much Vitamin C as spinach and more Vitamin C than an orange. In addition, several minerals are found in kale, such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and copper. Drinking kale juice is like having an ultra-powerful multivitamin. It really is loaded with that many nutrients for your body and has earned its fitting title, Queen of the Greens.

Support Your Heart
Many of the minerals found in kale juice can protect against type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Kale juice is also loaded with chlorophyll which helps to increase the blood flow of our body. Daily consumption of kale juice has even been observed to help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.

2. Kale Juice: Strengthen Your Body

In addition to strengthen the body's immune system, kale juice can also do wonders to your outer body and your bones. 

Improve Your Hair, Skin, and Nails
The antioxidants found in kale juice help slow down the aging process because they help prevent free radical cells damage to skin. Vitamin A also helps promote healthy and glowing skin, hair, and nails. Additionally, the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids help increase hair elasticity, growth, and scalp nourishment. 

Strengthen Your Bones
People who are nutrient deficient tend to be more at risk for fractures and other bone-health related problems. Kale juice has Vitamin K and calcium which are responsible for bone density and health. By drinking kale juice, you can keep your bones and teeth healthy, and reduce your risk of osteoporosis as you age. 

Enhance Your Eyes
Kale Juice contains has large amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin to help protect your retina from ultra-violet light damage and improve your sight. People who drink kale juice have a much lower risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, two very common eye disorders.

3. Kale Juice: Easily and Quickly Take Your Health to the Next Level

Kale juice is very low in calories, so you can enjoy the health benefits of eating kale without the concern about calories. A single cup of raw kale (about 2.4 ounces) has 6 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. totaling only 33 calories. Because it is low in calories and high in water content, kale juice can help you lose weight unlike any other juice. This benefit makes it great to enjoy for a morning glass of kale juice, then again at lunch in a salad, and maybe an accent for dinner as you add some kale chips to your entree. 

There are so many creative ways to incorporate kale into your diet. It has already been stated that you can eat chips, or add it to salads, but nothing beats the quick, accessible nutrients that are brought to your body through kale juice. Some people are able to acquire the taste of it, but not everyone is. Because of this, a great way to get the amazing benefits of kale is in kale juice. Adding lemon juice, fruits, and other vegetables helps cut the bitterness, and creates a great tasting nutritious drink.

Juice It Up! has a wide variety of custom raw juice blends that include kale. Green juice blends and the raw fusion combine both fruits and veggies are just two examples with many varieties. There's even a kids Ever Green smoothie that includes kale along with some great tasting fruits. If you tried to put kale on a child's dinner plate, almost all kids would reject it. However, with the kale infused Ever Green smoothie, they get the benefits of kale without the obvious bitterness, it's a win win! 

Some of the most popular Juice It Up! products that contain kale juice include:

  • The Immunizer Raw Juice blend
  • The Invigorator Raw Juice Blend
  • The Ever Green smoothie (for all ages, but kids love it the most)
  • The Raw Fusion

It is important to note that you can add kale or spinach to any raw juice drink, smoothie, or fruit bowl to make it green, and get all the nutritious benefits of the kale or spinach at the same time.

So what now? We strongly encourage you to visit a Juice It Up! and experience the wide varieties of ways you can get kale infused into your refreshing raw juice, smoothie, or fruit bowl.

Find a Juice It Up! Location near you and get going. Great tastes and health await you.