Kale vs. Spinach: Which Leafy Green is King?

Are you faced with a leafy green conundrum at the grocery store or farmer’s market? We know that dark leafy green veggies are good for us, but I get a lot of readers asking if spinach really is the muscle-wielding super food that Popeye purported or if kale should be crowned the king of leafy greens?

You can’t really go wrong with greens of any kind, which is why we should all be eating both of these health foods—as much as possible! But for the sake of fun, let’s compare the nutritional benefits of kale vs. spinach…

 

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1. The Raw Calories

Come on, it’s a little silly to count calories when it comes to greens! However, if you’re counting calories with every crunch and munch, know that you’re chewing double the calories with raw kale compared to the same serving of raw spinach.

However, due to the fact that kale is the denser leaf—you can eat less of it to get the same serving. Remember, spinach might be a lightweight by nature, but kale can score featherweight status pretty quick!

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