Kale; this leafy green packs a health punch that you can’t believe! It’s really high in fibre and nutritional content, so it’s especially helpful for those who wish to reduce their cholesterol and improve their blood pressure. You can keep tabs of your blood pressure with a quality wrist blood pressure monitor from Healthcheck Systems.
Not only will kale help to reduce your cholesterol and stabilize your blood pressure, it is also known to reduce your risk of contracting certain cancers including bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate cancer.
Kale contains a whopping 45 different flavonoids. Flavonoids work as both anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. These help to remove toxins from the body naturally.
One cup of kale only contains 36 calories, but it is packed with vitamins and minerals including 1327.6% of your daily intake of vitamin K, 354% of your require Vitamin A, 88% Vitamin C, 27% magnesium, 9.3% calcium, 69% Vitamin B and 4% of your daily phosphorous to mention a few.
Kale’s high fiber content will leave you feeling full for longer. You can enjoy kale in your soups and stews, as a steamed leafy green, chopped up raw in salads and sandwiches and part of a delicious coleslaw. Here is a recipe for a simple coleslaw that is delicious and nutritious.
1 bunch of kale finely chopped (remove center stalk to reduce bitterness)
3 tablespoons of finely chopped red onion
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
2 carrots, grated
Mix ingredients together in a salad bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
If you buy kale in volume, make kale chips which make for a delicious, healthy snack. Lay kale out on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Bake at 420 for 10-15 minutes or until crispy.
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