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Super food kale is without a doubt one of the healthiest vegetables around and one of the best foods for supporting bone health. Kale is great source of many of the essential bone minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and copper, as well as the important vitamins A, C and K. Kale is an alkaline food and also has a small amount of protein, contributing to your daily protein needs while allowing you to minimize the intake of the more acid animal proteins.

To get the bone building benefits of kale, simply add to kale to your favorite smoothie, soup, stew, or side dish, or you can try  the following recipe..

Kale Salad

Salad Ingredients:
• 2 bunches of Kale
• 1 Red Pepper
• 1 small Onion
Dressing Ingredients:
• ½ cup Pine Nuts
• 2 cloves Garlic
• 1 tsp Sea Salt
• ½ cup fresh Basil
• 2 Tbsp fresh Oregano
• 2 Tbsp fresh Thyme
• ½ cup fresh Lemon juice
• ½ cup Olive oil

Wash and dry kale. Remove the center stalk from the leaves and shred in a food processor. Remove the kale to a large mixing bowl. Chop remaining salad ingredients and mix with kale. Place dressing ingredients into a food processor and process well. Toss dressing with the salad, only a little bit at a time to distribute evenly.

Kale is an unexceptionally nutrient rich food that will not only support your bones but benefit your body as a whole. Adding kale to your weekly diet will provide numerous health benefits through its anti-inflammatory properties, cancer prevention benefits, cardiovascular support, detoxification and digestive benefits. Start adding kale to your diet this year to nourish your bones and your body

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