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Healthy Living: Benefits of eating Kale

Healthy living begins with selecting healthy foods, preparing healthy meals and consuming correct portion sizes.

 U.S. first lady Michelle Obama carries just-harvested pumpkins while joining with school children to harvest fruits and vegetable from the White House Kitchen Garden during an event October 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama carries just-harvested pumpkins while joining with school children to harvest fruits and vegetable from the White House Kitchen Garden during an event October 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Kale chips at Elizabeth's Gone Raw during the weekly five course prix fixe raw dinner on May 20, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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Most vegetables provide lots of vitamins and fiber. Eat vegetables daily, especially green leafy vegetables. The following vegetables are considered leafy vegetables: Brussels sprouts, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, swiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and kale.

Here are benefits of eating healthy: improve quality of life, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increase energy level, and feel younger.

According to Cynthia Sass, RD and ABC Contributor on ABC Healthy Living, "Kale is a super food" watch the entire ABC video "Health Benefits of Kale"

So the next time you are shopping in the supermarket purchase fresh kale and prepare a healthy dish. Find nutritious kale recipes online or in cookbooks.

Exercise + Healthy Eating= Weight Loss. If you need assistance with preparing healthy meals contact a dietitian or weight loss center.

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