KALE: WHAT YOU'VE BEEN MISSING?
If you haven’t added KALE into your diet yet, you need to. There are many benefits. Personally, I am most interested in the cognitive benefits. Kale is lutein rich. Lutein is a nutrient that is known for maintaining brain function and can enhance learning and memory….. I’m definitely IN on that!! Now you may be asking yourself, “OK, but do I eat it cooked or raw?” If you are, here’s the breakdown…
higher Vitamin C
GOOD FOR: development and repair of all body tissues; other body functions: formation of collagen, absorption of iron, wound healing, and general maintenance [of cartilage, bones, and teeth].
Higher Vitamin K
GOOD FOR: regulating blood clotting, transporting calcium; overall bone health.
GOOD FOR: building and maintaining strong bones; aiding in proper function of heart, muscles, and nerves.
Kale can be enjoyed many different ways including steamed, sautéed, boiled in soups, braise.