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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Taliah Carmona, class of 24
My Breakthrough: Life as a Hard of Hearing Student
Taliah Carmona, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

As the end of my senior year approaches, I’ve reflected on my last four years, which have been nothing but remarkable. I found myself finally...

Jones at a game versus SUNY Fredonia
From First Baskets to Lasting Legacies: My Journey to Le Moyne's Historic D1 Debut
Darrick Jones, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

The Ted Grant Court at Le Moyne College has become my new proving ground, where the squeak of sneakers and the roar of the crowd serve as the...

A full commuter parking lot on campus, Lot C and CC
Alleviating the Parking Headache at Le Moyne
Corinne Becker, News & Features Editor • December 5, 2023

To say parking is a pain at Le Moyne is an understatement; between closed lots, tickets on windshields, and unauthorized vehicles taking up spots,...

Social Media and Self-Esteem: How to Manage Social Media Use
Mai Al Janabi, Staff Writer • December 1, 2023

Social media usage is often linked to self-esteem issues and mental health concerns, but given the advent of social networking sites, avoiding...

The Launch of the New Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center
Danny Mondelli, Assistant Editor in Chief • December 1, 2023

On October 18th, Le Moyne unveiled its new Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center in Reilly Hall. The event was organized by Dr. Farha Ternikar,...

Be Healthy: The benefits of kale



Since going vegan, my go to food has been kale. Kale is a leafy green vegetable belonging to the cabbage and broccoli family, and it is packed with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is also a great source of calcium and potassium.

At first sight, kale is seen as more green and leafy compared to your typical salad choices. It has a different taste to romaine and iceburg lettuce, yet it is a great change to a usual salad dish. Kale is crunchier and provides a different new alternative to switch up your vegetable plates.

Not only does kale pack tons of nutrients, but it helps to detox your body as well. It helps to boost your immune system and even your cardiovascular health.

Being a thick, leafy green, kale also fills you up faster and it helps keep your digestive system in check. With only thirty-six calories in a cup, this vegetable can help keep calories in check while also providing essential and necessary daily nutrients.

Kale is so simple to add to any meal. Simply mix it with rice, a stir-fry, stews, even on top of a pizza to increase the nutritional value of any meal. It could even be added on any sandwich instead of the usual lettuce options. Even make a kale salad wrap with hummus or salsa to switch up your usual sandwich meals.

Typically, I eat kale as a salad with avocado, peppers, almonds and olive oil. I also snack on kale chips, which come in a wide variety of flavors, such as nacho, barbeque and ranch. These can be found in the organic section of Wegmans and are a great nutritional option instead of eating chips.

You can even make your own kale chips by removing the stems of kale and using only the leaves. Simply put the leaves in a pan, drizzle with olive oil, sesame seeds and sea salt. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes, and then you have a healthy, vitamin packed snack for the next week. To keep the chips at their best, just simply store them in a tight zip-locked bag or reusable container.



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