Kale is a powerhouse food packed with nutrients. It can be enjoyed raw or cooked and in a variety of dishes: stir-fry, smoothies, salads or even as chips!
Weight loss and Digestive Health
The fiber (5 grams in one cup) and sulfur in kale aid with digestion and liver health. The fiber in kale also lowers cholesterol. The Vitamin C it contains hydrates your body and increases your metabolism, leading to weight loss and healthy blood sugar levels.
Improve your Immunity
Kale’s impressive concentration of nutrients strengthens the immune system and fights viruses and bacteria. Kale has more iron than beef, making it a great source of this valuable mineral for vegans and vegetarians. It helps more oxygen get to your blood and greatly helps those who are anemic.
Healthier Hair, Skin & Nails
The healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids keep your body strong, healthy and beautiful from the inside out. Kale’s concentration of major nutrients gives your skin’s health and appearance a boost.
See Clearly and Stand Strong
Kale’s Vitamin A content helps keep the eyes from optical disorders that come with age. It also helps store vitamins in the retina. The calcium and vitamin K and D keep your bones strong.
The omega-3 fatty acids in kale help fight and alleviate arthritis, autoimmune disorders and asthma. The vitamin C content helps relieve stiff joints.
Thanks to VegKitchen for this great explanation of benefits.
Looking for an easy way to make Kale fun for everyone. Try Kale Chips!
1. Wash and DRY Kale thoroughly. Baking wet kale will become smelly, soggy and hard to eat. I run the Kale through the salad spinner, paper towel dry and let it air dry for a few minutes before baking.
2. I find it bakes better in longer strips so avoid breaking down too small – once they are baked and crunchy you can tear down the pieces making it a fun treat!
3. Drizzle some olive oil, garlic n herbs, sale and pepper – be generously as kale can absorb the flavor nicely. The lady I ran into at the supermarket uses meat spice and Turmeric (she couldn’t stop praising the benefits of turmeric!).
4. Bake in over at 250 for 20 minutes and turn the leaves after 10 minutes for even baking.
Happy Healthy Eating!