To the Lady Who Expressed Disdain at My Purchase of Kale at Trader Joe's

  1. I was you once.
  2. I thought kale was part of an overzealous health nut conspiracy.
  3. But then I discovered the many wonders of kale. Let me tell you all the ways!
  4. Kale is low in calories and high in fiber. One cup has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat.
  5. Contains powerful anti-oxidants that fight aging.
  6. An excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
  7. Increases good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers bad cholesterol (LDL).
  8. Good source of necessary minerals like iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
  9. Contains beta carotene, which can be turned into Vitamin A. Helps maintain healthy eyes and skin.
  10. A great anti-inflammatory food that helps fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.
  11. Filled with fiber and sulfur, kale can detox your liver.
  12. Can be steamed, sautéed, boiled, baked, puréed and juiced.
  13. Tastes delicious.
  14. Signed,
    A Kale Convert