Kale is a Star with Us
We love kale and as you know it is pretty much a staple item around here appearing in 90% of the pictures, is always offered as a side and is present in many of our juices and smoothies. We have also used kale in a dessert or two and you never even noticed! Broccoli’s leafier cousin, kale is a versatile cruciferous vegetable that can be worked into your breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a nutrition boost.
At just 36 calories per 1-cup serving, kale is loaded with vitamins A, C, and E, along with calcium and fiber. It also contains lutein, zeaxanthin, and other carotenoids, which have been linked to a reduced risk of certain eye diseases, plus it’s explodes with vitamin K, which helps blood to clot and builds stronger bones.
There is evidence that eating an extra daily serving of leafy greens can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and the greens have glucosinolates, which might help fight cancer and has been shown to do so in lab studies.
There is a warning that people taking warfarin (coumadin and generic) should know about though, because of its richness in vitamin K it can undermine those blood thinner’s effects.
Kale is a star with us, but don’t forget to eat all the other colors out there in the raw raw land of Mother Nature. The wonderful benefits can not be counted! Have a blessed day RAW foodies!