If there ever was a veggie that will make you FEEL good inside by eating it, it's kale. It has more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food on planet earth! It is in season right now and I had it for dinner last night with my organic roasted chicken breast and sweet red pepper.
Facts about why Kale will make you Joyous!
A lush leafy green vegetable that contains health promoting phytonutrients, which prevent cancer
It belongs to the Brassica family, a group of vegetables including cabbage, collards and Brussels sprouts, all of which are easy to cook, tasty and delightfully nutrient-packed
Excellent source of vitamins A (good for your eyes), C (antioxidant and immune support), K, B6 and manganese and a good source of dietary fiber and minerals
This combination of vitamins and minerals make kale one of the vegetable superstars!
How to Enjoy It
Kale is great as a side dish. I cook very simple. So, last night, I sauteed it on medium heat in a pan, with fresh lemon, organic butter, black pepper, sea salt and a bit of water (or you could use white wine instead of water). It only takes 5 minutes to cook when the pan is hot.
It is important to cook kale for 2 reasons: 1. It is quite bitter raw and 2. It inactivates the "goitrogens" which are bad for your thyroid function.
Check out this website for more delicious kale recipes.
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