Kale Eating Contest

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About The Kale Eating Contest

Move over Hot Dog Eating Contests. And, just forget about pie-eating contests. They are all being replaced by The World’s Healthiest Eating Championship!! There’s a Kale Eating Contest now. Certainly, it’s destined to become extremely popular, Why, we’d say it will be as popular as eating akel!

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, Healthy Options presented the very first kale eating contest at the Taste of Buffalo, in Buffalo, NY. Bowls of Kale with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper, were served to 10 competitors. The object was to eat as many bowls of Kale as possible in 8 minutes.

The winner was Gideon “The Truth” Oji from Georgia. He consumed 25 ½ cups of kale. In all, 45 bowls of kale were served. Oji won the top prize of $2,000. Oji is not new to eating contests. He participates in events around the country.

Organizers at The Taste of Buffalo event, are likely to make the Kale eating contest a yearly event. Will Buffalo become the capital of Kale consumption, akin to its honor as the home of the Buffalo Wing? It remains to be seen.

Did You Know? Kale is arguably the healthiest vegetable you can eat. It is extremely nutritious, and it offers many important health benefits. See: Health Benefits of Kale

Health Benefits of Kale

Eating Kale results in many health benefits. And, here’s the good news: you ‘don’t have to participate in a Kale Eating Contest to add healthy Kale to your family’s diet. 

  • Helps to prevent Cancer – Kale contains healing compounds in the pigments and cells of the leaves. There are antioxidants and over 45 flavonoids, which can potentially prevent cancer.
  • Helps to prevent and control Diabetes – helps to balance blood sugars and slows the rise of blood sugar
  • Aids weight management – it’s a low-calorie, low-carb food.
  • Promotes liver health
  • Aids in digestion – high fiber content
  • Helps lower cholesterol – high fiber
  • lowers the risk of cataracts
  • lowers the risk of macular eye degeneration

High levels of Vitamin K in Kale, can make blood thinners less effective. Consumption of Kale should be restricted, or avoided entirely, for individuals on blood thinners.

Kale Recipes

May we suggest:

Kale with Sour Cream

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