Kale, kale, everywhere! This is one food trend we hope is here to stay!
Kale has always been a nutritional powerhouse, but has only recently risen in popularity; from kale salads and kale chips to kale wraps and kale smoothies - you name it, there's probably kale in it! But what caused the sudden interest in this once unrenowned leafy green?
Tech geek Dan Stone (self-proclaimed tech geek, that is!) was wondering the same thing. He traced the numbers and found that articles and searches relating to kale saw a 6 fold increase in 2012 alone. Kale chips, which hit store shelves in 2009, became the number one searched kale term by 2011.
His assessment? Interest in kale was largely fueled by a growing interest in healthy eating - and the introduction of this healthy snack food created a perfect storm for kale popularity. Now, kale can be found on any restaurant menu, in any grocery store, and, well, it may even be in your refrigerator right now!
You can read up on the health benefits of kale here. Most American food trends involve deep frying, unhealthy choco-caramel goop, high fructose corn syrup, and other bad-for-you contents that wreak havoc on your body. Kale, on the other hand, is packed with vitamins A, C, K, iron, antioxidants, calcium, and a host of other nutrients that help build a better body.
So grab some kale, make a NutriBlast, and know that you're doing something great for your body every time you eat kale - and that you look good while you do it!