Kale really IS healthier than spinach, according to a dietitian - but which ... trends now

Kale really IS healthier than spinach, according to a dietitian - but which ... trends now
Kale really IS healthier than spinach, according to a dietitian - but which ... trends now

Kale really IS healthier than spinach, according to a dietitian - but which ... trends now

Kale is full of fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, and has been dubbed a superfood  Some experts aren't sold on the hype of kale - and say collard greens are  better READ MORE:  Eating ONE portion of greens a day may de-age brain by four years

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It's the vegetable that has become the ultimate symbol of healthy life - and a staple in green juices all over America.

Now, some dietitians have suggested that Kale - the leafy green vegetable that is technically a type of cabbage - trumps another vegetable that's popular in the wellness world: spinach.

Although both have health benefits that 'merit a place in your fridge', kale is full of vitamins A, K and C and, crucially, full of bowel-boosting fiber, according to Stephanie McKercher, a registered dietitian and recipe developer in Denver, Colorado, at GratefulGrazer.com.

'Kale is higher in fiber and contains more vitamin C than spinach,' Ms McKercher told Fox News.

Kale has been lauded as a 'superfood' for its high fiber content as well as high amounts of other nutrients including calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and Vitamin K

Kale has been lauded as a 'superfood' for its high fiber content as well as high amounts of other nutrients including calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and Vitamin K

'Vitamin C works as an antioxidant. It aids the immune system and helps with iron absorption.'

Fiber is particularly crucial, given its role in reducing the risk of bowel cancer and heart disease. Less than seven per cent of Americans reach the Government-recommended intake of 30g per day, according to the American Association for Nutrition.

But other experts have told DailyMail.com that, although kale boasts significant benefits - it's not the healthiest leafy green vegetable going. So what is?

Collard greens - which have slightly tougher

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