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This Might Be the Healthiest Eating Competition Ever

Contestants have 8 minutes to down as much kale as they can

(Newser) - Competitive eaters have signed up for an eating contest being bid as the healthiest "in the history of the world." The "Kale Yeah!" championship presented by the Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options program will take place at the Taste of Buffalo food festival in New... More »

Farmers Struggling to Find Enough Kale Seeds

An example of why: Chick-fil-A just replaced its cole slaw with the green

(Newser) - If you needed any more evidence that kale has gone mainstream, check out the menu at Chick-fil-A as of Monday. The cole slaw is gone, replaced by, yes, that ubiquitous leafy green, reports 11Alive . More specifically, the slaw has been replaced by a "Superfood Side" of kale and broccolini.... More »

Your Favorite Health Food Has a Dark Side

Scientist may have linked kale to low-level thallium poisoning

(Newser) - McDonald's might want to rethink its latest venture with kale . An article in Craftmanship magazine says everyone's favorite health food might produce some rather unwelcome side effects, including chronic fatigue, digestive issues, arrhythmias, and more. According to Mother Jones , the article "doesn't establish a definitive link... More »

McDonald's Is Actually Testing Kale

And the Hamburglar is back after biding his time in the suburbs

(Newser) - McDonald's is bringing back the Hamburglar, but maybe they should rename him the Kale Kidnapper: The company announced yesterday that nine locations in California are testing breakfast bowls that include kale, reports Reuters . The chain poked fun at kale in an ad earlier this year , declaring it would never... More »

McDonald's Savior: Kale?

One analyst thinks it's coming to the menu

(Newser) - In January, a McDonald's ad for the Big Mac made a point to make fun of kale. Funny how fast things can change when a new CEO comes aboard amid declining store sales. A market analyst says McDonald's will be adding kale as an ingredient to something on... More »

Next Big Superfood: Kelp?

Advocates like how it helps the body and the planet

(Newser) - Everyone's always on the hunt for the next superfood, and both Grist and Scientific American have articles making the case for ... seaweed. Or more specifically, kelp. One big reason: It's not only good for the body, it's good for the planet. Kelp is packed with vitamins, calcium,... More »

This Thanksgiving, Say No to Green Beans

They're not seasonal, and not all that appetizing to boot

(Newser) - Green beans don’t deserve their place on the Thanksgiving menu, writes Juliet Lapidos. Holiday hosts likely include them as a concession to health in a three-pie feast, but "no matter your talents, they wind up limp or waxy-tough.” Worse, they fly in the face of what Thanksgiving... More »

What'd Michelle Buy at Farmers Market? Kale

No produce yet from White House's own garden, however

(Newser) - The farmers market Michelle Obama has been pushing for opened near the White House today, Eleanor Barkhorn writes for the Atlantic—though without any produce from the first lady’s own much-publicized garden. Mrs. O was among the first customers, and though she skipped the “Beets Even the President... More »

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