Kale: The leafy health promoter

Terrina Bybee, Health and Nutrition

Article Summary

In this very short, but informational article, the topic of discussion was about a vegetable that hasn't been in the lime light much; Kale. This article told all the secrets Kale has bestowed away in it's patch for many years, but the news is now out! Kale, described as a coarse green vegetable, has been recognized as one of the healthiest foods a person can consume. Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and beta-carotene, quercetin and kaempferol that helps the human body fight off certain diseases, I can see why they're calling Kale to be at the top of the pedestal.

The article mentioned how the antioxidants that are within the kale fights off harmful molecules that can lead to the generation of diseases such as, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and many other cardiovascular diseases and conditions. In concluding, the author introduced a really great point, coined by a registered dietician, “Kale is very nutritious and can be part of a healthy diet,” said (Ashley Kibutha, registered dietitian at Coborn's). "it comes down to eating a variety of colors and types of fruits and vegetables in order to get all the nutrients and different antioxidants that our body needs.”!

Wade, J(, ). Kale:The leafy green monster of nutrition. SCTimes,.

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Author: Jessie Wade
published: 4:26 p.m. CDT March 29, 2016

Source: Lunds & Byerlys.

Article Critique

I first would like to say that this was a great article, But I wish the author would've went more in depth about the health benefits kale has to offer in comparison to other vegetables and fruits. I like the fact that the author added in the dietitians point about making sure people balance their diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables to ensure they get all the nutrients their bodies need along side incorporating, Kale in their diet too. It would've been nice for the author to add in more comments and points made by the registered dietician for credibility, and also to make the audience feel that the information provided in this article is factual. Adding in the information from Lunds and Byerlys could've been cut short. Although I enjoyed reading about the different ways you can incorporate kale into your everyday diet, I don't think that information should've exceeded the information that specifically talked about how kale promotes being healthy among people. The article was decently written and none of the information presented was misleading, in my opinion. I would've liked to see the benefits that raw kale offers the human body, in comparison to baked kale, because both were mentioned as ways to prepare kale in a meal; as well as evidence that supports why/how these preparation styles are beneficial to the consumer. Overall, the article was a pretty good one, again for future reference the author should add in more information pertaining to the nutrients Kale provides to the human body; As well as how the consumption of Kale can help prevent certain conditions and diseases, while optimally improving health when ate with a variety of other fruits, vegetables, proteins, carbs, fats and oils. Lastly, getting more dietitians to add in points pertaining to the information being presented that is relevant to the nutritional aspect of the topic of discussion.