Thursday, February 25, 2010

HOLY KALE....


It’s true! Adding Kale to your diet will help you lose weight. For the last several months I have included this cruciferous vegetable to my weekly menu. It’s become a ritual. These days the guys at Whole Foods have the organic Kale waiting for me when I arrive.

Helping with weight loss and curbing sugar cravings are reasons enough to try Kale, but there are many other reasons to include this amazing super food to your diet:
Since Kale is a concentrated form of lutein and zeaxanthin it promotes optimal vision health by protecting the lens of the eye.

It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, and helps keep our immune system strong.

The mighty Kale is a nutritional powerhouse loaded with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, sleep-promoting tryptophan and energy producing B vitamins, just to name a few. How do you think Aunty gets all that energy to bang the drums (see previous post)? She knows that green leafy vegetables are good for the brain too. She likes to say, “Who needs Yale, I’ve got Kale!

We don’t call it Holy Kale for nothing….we think it turns a meal into a miracle.

Steam it for five minutes. For some fantastic recipes and more nutritional info see http://www.whfoods.org/

I have to run…Since Aunty’s birthday is only one week away, I am going to see if I can dig up a recipe for a healthy Birthday Cake, or maybe spinach-carrot cupcakes…then again maybe not…She is going to be 86 years young…an Alka-Seltzer on the rocks is an order.

1 comment:

OINK said...

Kale is King! Great for detoxing and cleansing the body :)

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