Kale: “The Queen of Greens”

18 Oct

Kale[1]Spinach did wonders for Popeye, and shouldn’t be overlooked, but kale is an amazing leafy-green vegetable.

Kale is nutritious, healthy, and delicious.  One cup of kale has only 35 calories, boasts an impressive 5 grams of fiber, and no fat.

Kale is also loaded with powerful antioxidants and nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K (a cancer fighter); and calcium, iron, and potassium.

Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food (lowering the risk of chronic inflammation and associated health problems) and can help lower cholesterol and support a healthy, cardiovascular system (especially when eaten cooked instead of raw).

I like to prepare kale sautéed with olive oil, garlic, and caramelized onions.  If you’re looking for other leafy-green options, try Swiss chard and bok choy, too.


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One Response to “Kale: “The Queen of Greens””

  1. Tammy Gibson October 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM #

    Interesting!  Thanks!   Tammy

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