Kale – is it an upcoming “super green”?
It is a cousin of the cabbage family, loaded with all sorts of beneficial, and above all, healthy compounds, some of which have powerful medicinal properties.
Raw kale contains:Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1,2,3,6, Manganese, Calcium, copper, Potassium, rich in protein and carbs!
It contains very little fat and has a large portion is omega-3.
- a powerful antioxidant – which delays aging and many diseases, including cancer.
- As it is one of the best sources of Vitamin C – a cup of kale has more vitamin C than Popeye’s spinach and that of a whole orange
- It helps lower cholesterol
- It is high in minerals that most people don’t get enough of – e.g. calcium, potassium, manganese
- Contains high levels of nutrients such as lutein that does wonders to our eyes – research has shown that it lowers the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, two very common eye disorders
- Apparently it helps you loose weight! It is very low in calories but still provides significant bulk that helps you get full quickly – making it an extremely weight-loss friendly food!
- There are numerous cancer-fighting substances in kale
In view of the above, one can say that it is rightfully called a supergreen!
Fortunately… adding kale to your diet is relatively simple. You can simply add it to your salads or use it in recipes.
A popular snack is kale chips, where you drizzle some extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil on your kale, add some salt and then bake in an oven until dry.
This tastes absolutely delicious and is a great, crunchy and super healthy snack.
Enjoy life to the fullest and eat more kale!!!!!