Move over, milk. Not only is kale chock full of antioxidants (like vitamins A and C), it’s bursting with calcium. One study even found that we absorb calcium from kale better than that found in dairy products. Who knew? At 33 calories per cup, this leafy green is a great way to help get healthier bones and waistlines.
The Takeaway: Two cups of Kale delivers 19% of the recommended daily dose of calcium.
Make It Happen Like a Greatist: On your way home from work, pick up a bushel of kale from your nearest grocery store. Steam or sautée, and you’ll have a healthy side dish in under five minutes!
Recipe: Kale and Butternut Squash Stuffing
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