Food for Thought – Kale

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You see this stuff everywhere now! And there are so many reasons to include this leafy green in your diet.

Kale has high amounts of:

  • Vitamin C (boost your metabolism and immune system)
  • Vitamin A (excellent for sight)
  • Vitamin K (bone health, lowers blood clotting and cancer preventing)
  • Fibre (lowers cholesterol)
  • Calcium, even more than milk (strong bones and metabolism)
  • Iron, even more than beef (oxygen transport in blood and liver function)
    Kale also has many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which are key to disease and cancer prevention.There are new studies saying high consumption of kale can lead to hypothyroidism (which is a condition where your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones to regulate such functions as metabolism, temperature and protein synthesis). Kale contains a substance called thiocyanate, which can interfere with the iodine needed for the thyroid to function properly. However, this is only in extreme amounts, so as long as your not consuming kale morning, noon and night, you won’t have a problem. Again as I’ve said before, you should never have too much of a good (or bad) thing. Make sure there is balance and variety in your food choices!Here is a wonderfully delicious way to enjoy kale, which also curbs those chip cravings!

    Kale Chips

  • Kale, chopped (into chip sized pieces)
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt1) Set oven to 325F
    2) Drizzle olive oil and salt over kale pieces, toss in a bowl
    3) Arrange pieces of kale on a baking sheet, make sure not to overlap
    4) Bake for 10 minutes or until desired “crunchiness”Enjoy! 🙂
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    4 thoughts on “Food for Thought – Kale

    1. Thank you for posting this., I keep meaning to try it, but keep forgetting! I think I’ll repost so that I remember (or at least have a higher likelihood of remembering)

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