Move over Popeye!

Move over Popeye and make room for new craze of KALE!

Eating a wide variety of vegetables is completely beneficial but choosing kale on a regular basis may provide significant health benefits including cancer protection and lower cholesterol. It belongs to the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K — and sulphur-containing phytonutrients.

Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds.

Beyond antioxidants, the fiber content of cruciferous kale binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Raw Kale Salad:

1-3 Bunches of any kale variety

2 Avocados

3T Lemon Juice

3 T sesame/ olive oil

3 T Hemp Seeds

Sea salt to taste

Optional minced garlic or herbs to taste

Directions:

1. De steam, wash and dry the kale;

break up the kale in smaller pieces and place in large mixing bowl

2.  Cut the avocados in half, remove pit and put in the bowl with kale

3. Massage the kale until  avocado is evenly distributed

4. Pour the lemon juice, oil, and hemp seeds into salad and season with salt

5. Ground down through your feet, close your eyes and place your hands over the kale salad. Fell your breath rise up to your heart center and send your loving energy into the food.

Picture 476This kale salad is a tasty staple and takes about 5 minutes to make. It will keep in the fridge for a few days. I like to keep it for a side salad to lunch or dinner, or if I’m really craving kale eat a super size bowl for a meal.

Yes I said “super size”. 🙂 Eating healthy foods that are whole and unprocessed are hard to overeat on. If you tune into the body you will receive signals when it’s enough.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.

Rumi

Namaste

 

 

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