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Kale Makes You Run Faster… Seriously!

If I were to tell you that Kale made you run faster would you believe me? Better yet would you eat it?

What if a  9 year old that reads labels and loves smoothies gave you this information? Would you believe him?

Check out this 90 second video and start eating Kale. Below is a fabulous Kale salad recipe my wife creates for the entire family to enjoy. Check out the Kayyem Kids as they teach us all how and why it is important to eat Kale, drink fresh juice and keep your body in tip top shape at any and all ages.

10 Proven Benefits of Kale:

1. Kale is Among The Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet

2. Kale is Loaded with Powerful Antioxidants Like Quercetin and Kaempferol

3. It Is an Excellent Source of Vitamin C

4. Kale Can Help Lower Cholesterol, Which May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

5. Kale is One of The World’s Best Sources of Vitamin K

6. There Are Numerous Cancer-Fighting Substanes in Kale

7. Kale is Very High in Beta-Carotene

8. Kale is a Good Source of Minerals That Most People Don’t Get Enough of

9. Kale is High in Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Powerful Nutrients That Protect the Eyes

10. Kale Should be Able to Help You Lose Weight


Kale is amongst the most nutrient dense and commonly served vegetables in the world. One cup = 1,327 percent of the Daily Value for Vitamins K, A and C.

4-6 cups Kale
1 lemon juice only
3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, mashed
salt & pepper
Hot red pepper flakes *taste

Instructions: Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a generous pinch (or more to taste) of hot red pepper flakes. Store in the fridge. Clean and remove stems and midribs from Kale. Add dressing generously over Kale and marinate for 24 hours in a glass Pyrex container.

Food As Fuel at SICFIT Scottsdale


The food we eat affects how we feel, look and perform. To learn more about which foods will give you the best results, join SICFIT Scottsdale for Food as Fuel. This free class will cover the basics of why a “practically paleo” nutrition plan will compliment your work in the gym, and how to simply incorporate it into  your life. Come with your questions, an open mind, and ready to write down ideas for quick and easy recipes, tips for grocery shopping, and how to stick to your plan when eating out and on the go! Food as Fuel will begin at 7pm on Thursday, January 21st.

Najla Kayyem presents Food as Fuel at Natural Grocers Scottsdale

Najla Kayyem presents “Food as Fuel” at Natural Grocers 100th store location in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This episodes take aways  and myth busters include why white rice over brown rice , what is corn syrup and why is it so bad for you and how many ounces of water do you really need. If you have not yet heard of Natural Grocers they are a 100% organic produce grocery store and they just opened their 100th location just 2 miles away from SICFIT Scottsdale. If you missed our last nutrition seminar we got you covered.

Natural Grocers opens 100th store in Scottsdale and celebrates its 60th anniversary

What do you get when you mix a shopper- friendly environment and an unrivaled selection of only 100% USDA certified organic fresh produce? You get a new hot spot to shop, eat and meet up at with like minded individuals looking to cook and consume the highest quality foods on the market. I would like to introduce the SICFIT community to Natural Grocers a family-run business that has been empowering health since 1955. Opening it’s 100th store located on Scottsdale road, perfectly placed between Thunderbird and Acoma less than 2 miles away from SICFIT Scottsdale.

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Najla and I were invited to attend an exclusive sampling and sneak peak to the newest grocery store on the block. We can not express how excited we were to have a new health food store around the corner from our home, business and school. As master lifestyle coaches, Foodies, Chefs and experts in food preparation and cooking we found ourselves with mouths wide open as we toured the store and were given a full presentation on the story behind Natural Grocers. A company that began 60 years ago Thursday and was funded on only $200 has become a National leader in quality nutrition. They carry ZERO products that contain artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. They do NOT sell hydrogenated oils or partially hydrogenated oils and you will only find USDA Certified Organic Produce with no GMO’s.


In addition to the stores quality control, the North Scottsdale location will have on staff Nutritionist to answer any questions. Along with in store presentations and education with a nutritional health coach (NHC). One of the coolest things I appreciate was the local community meeting space with full kitchen to enjoy the fresh food you just purchased, have a meeting or rent the space out and create your own cooking show. Note only Gluten free products carried at Natural Grocers are allowed.


Look for continued grocery store tours, education and seminars on health, wellness and lifestyle from Luke and Najla Kayyem.

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STORE HOURS: MON – SAT: 8AM – 9:04PM, SUN: 8AM – 7:00PM
(480) 483-2200 | NATURALGROCERS.COM


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