So what is that mysterious leaf-like thing you’ve been ignoring in produce section anyway? It’s delicious, that’s one thing. Of course, this is also coming from someone who loves spinach, broccoli, and all those other “gross” vegetables out there (thank goodness for seasonings – am I right?). For starters, Kale can aid in your body’s natural detoxification process.
Kale is actually one of the best things you can eat (based purely on my opinion). Why? Well, it’s rich in nutrients like vitamin K (which an help against cancer), A, and C. I need to do a post on what all these vitamins actually do, soon. It’s also best to know that to reap the most benefits from this leafy green, you should steam it. Steaming kale helps your body best absorb the fiber-related components as well as the good stuff that can help lower cholesterol.
Another great thing is that kale only contains around 35 calories per cup as well as 5 grams of fiber! It’s also a great source of calcium, antioxidants, and iron. Basically, it’s a powerhouse of a super food. Behold, the almighty Kale (<—that could actually be a pretty rockin’ name for a dude).
Ok so I’ve hooked you on the fact that you want to eat this stuff (and possibly have a name for your first born) but beyond that, how are you going to eat it? A steaming bowl of hot kale might not do it for you on a Tuesday night. So I’ve compiled a starting place for you. Using raw kale in salads, steaming it and incorporating it in wraps, and alongside main dishes is a great start.
Here are some other ideas to get you going:
Spinach had Popeye and now kale has YOU!