Joe’s Journal: Day 43 – Kale’s Biggest Fan

By: Joe Cross

I’m always talking about my Mean Green Juice. You’d think I’d be sick of it now but I’m not. I actually look forward to it every day!

One reason I love it so much is because I put kale (Tuscan cabbage) in it. Now 43 days ago I would not be saying/writing this. I was not a lover of vegetables of any kind, let alone of a veggie like kale. But I’ve come to consider kale one of my go-to veggies for a number of reasons.

First, it’s got a strong, distinctive taste that packs a wallop and can be used in a variety of ways. That’s why it’s one of the cornerstones to my Mean Green! But the second reason I have become such a huge kale fan is that it is a “superfood” like few others. Kale is a powerhouse that offers an incredible array of healthy benefits that go well beyond even its incredible nutrient value. It’ is rich in antioxidants and sulfur-containing phytonutrients. It contains something called glucosinolates and methyl cysteine sulfoxieds, which work to help activate detoxifying enzymes in the liver, which in turn play a role in neutralizing carcinogens. It is filled with vitamins and minerals and contains protein and omega 3 fatty acids.

There have been lots of studies done on this special veggie. It’s been found to contribute to the most sustained weight loss ever recorded in medical history, lowering cholesterol, reducing risk of cancer, slowing loss of mental function, and so much more.

I reckon I’m kale’s biggest fan.

Have you been following my past journal entries? Make sure you catch up here.  I’m sharing these thoughts with you as part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead so I hope you are either able to relate or be inspired by my journal entries. Don’t miss out on the other pieces to this celebration:
Win a Breville Juicer
Be Someone’s Joe and nominate your loved one to attend Camp Reboot. 

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Joe Cross

More than 20 million people around the world watched Joe Cross juice his way across America, losing 100 pounds and getting off medication in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The film ignited a juicing movement. Viewers around the world have been inspired to start juicing, lose weight and get healthy - and as a result of the film over 370 million glasses of fresh juice have been consumed, 370,000 tons of fruit and vegetables consumed, more than 24.8 million pounds of weight lost, and over 220,000 people are now medication free. Joe's second film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 was released in November 2014. Through his journey and the lives of the people he meets throughout the film Joe shares all that he's learned about how to stay healthy in an unhealthy world, revealing that most of us really do have more control over of our health than we think - and that none of us are perfect, especially Joe himself! His book, The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet, hit the New York Times' best seller list in March 2014, and the companion guide The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook launched that summer.

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