Is Kale the New Beef?

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

kale the new beef

Sustainability

It’s very true that the factory farming industry is doing no favors to the environment or the people who work in it. But what many people forget is that the industrial agriculture system that produces most of the kale (and other vegetables and fruits) we eat in the United States is similarly awful on both environmental and human rights fronts.

If you’re buying locally sourced produce and factory-farmed meat, then of course the kale is going to be a more sustainable investment. But if your beef and kale are coming from the same type of farming system, then they’re either both terrible for the environment, or they fit into a larger growing cycle that relies on both plants and animals to flourish.

So Is Kale the New Beef?

It seems very unlikely that we’re all going to be eating kale burgers at our next barbecues. As I mentioned, kale is a fantastic food that can boost your vitamin and mineral intake when enjoyed as part of a larger meal. But can it be meaningfully compared with beef? Not really.

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All in all, “kale is the new beef” seems to be yet another nonsensical statement riding on the back of yet another health food trend.

sources:

  • https://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/sundaymagazine/979297-469/kale-the-new-beef.html
  • https://www.organicauthority.com/health/reasons-kale-is-the-new-beef-nutritious-sustainable.html
  • https://www.lowcarbcurmudgeon.com/kale-the-new-beef/

Have you jumped on the kale band-wagon yet? What kale benefits have you experienced or heard of?

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