Helps the Skin:
Fun Fact: Kale was one of the most popular green leafy vegetables of the Middle Ages.
Fun Fact II: Kale can be green or purple.
Fun Fact III: Kale helps with infants’ brain development in the womb. It also helps an infant have an acceptable birth weight, healthy neural tube formation, and proper face and heart development.
4 kinds of kale:
- cavalo nero
- leaf and spear
- cravings decreased
- detox (removal and elimination of toxins)
- healthy skin
- heart health (the deep color indicates this benefit)
- decreased cholesterol
- increased HDL to LDL cholesterol ratio
- cancer prevention
- anti-inflammatory (balance of omega-3s and omega-6s)
- carcinogens deactivated
- cancer cell death
- tumor prevention (formation and metastasis)
- healthy vision (prevents macular degeneration and cataracts)
- vitamin K (blood clotting and prevention of high amounts of bleeding)
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
- antioxidants (prevent free radical damage)
- Put it in your smoothies.
- Steam it for a few minutes. (Overcooking has a negative impact on the proteins.)
- Shred it into thin slices, and put it in your salad.
- Sauté it briefly with coconut oil, garlic, and onions.
- Juice kale, and add the kale juice to a soup.
- To get the most benefits from kale, eat it as close as possible to the time of its harvest.
- Buy organic. (It’s one of the crops most sprayed by pesticides when it’s not grown organically.)
- Get kale from a local farmer.
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