Everyone from the Wall Street Journal, Chatelaine Magazine to Oprah has mentioned Kale as one of their top super foods. Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is a member of the Brassica family therefore it is related to collard greens, cabbage and brussel sprouts.
Kale is an excellent source of dietary fiber and Vitamin A, C, K. Vitamin K is a key nutrient for helping regulate our body’s inflammatory process; which makes kale an exceptional food for lowering our risk of chronic inflammation and associated health problems.
Kale is also known to provide valuable cardiovascular support in terms of its cholesterol-lowering ability. Kale provides us with this cholesterol-lowering benefit whether it is raw or cooked. However, the cholesterol-lowering ability of raw kale improves significantly when it is steamed.
Kale is loaded with Phytonutirents which literally means plant nutrient. Phytonutrients have antioxidant properties that help prevent damage to cells throughout the body. A number of phytonutrients have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Experts believe that eating plenty of phytonutrient-rich foods promotes healthy aging.
This is why Kale is rapidly becoming one of the world’s Super Foods. Kale should definitely become a staple food in your daily diet. Have it in a smoothie, throw it in your soups and pasta’s, or eat it as side dish. Check out the Cookin’ Greens™ website for recipe ideas http://www.cookingreens.com/recipes.html
Why not make Kale your new comfort food.