Kale is a vegetable that I personally think is very much underrated although it is certainly starting to get more and more praise each year. It is hands down one of the most nutritious greens out there but its bitter taste keeps this amazing vegetable out of most of our refrigerators. Below are some reasons we should make more of an effort to consume kale a little bit more.
Vitamins and Antioxidants
Kale is full of anti-inflammatory and free radical fighting antioxidants and contains an overly generous amount of vitamins including Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. The large amount of nutrients in kale can help fight against cancer and heart disease.
This health benefit of kale hits home for me as I have high cholesterol (the highest it’s ever been right now) and it runs in my family. High cholesterol is awfully dangerous for our health and this reason alone makes me want to incorporate more kale into my everyday diet.
Beneficial for Eyesight
Kale is said to be great for our eyes as it can help reduce the risk of cataracts as we age.
Ways I Enjoy Kale
- Salads! My favorite salad that incorporates kale can be found here. I also enjoy kale in my Caesar salads.
- Addition to Pasta. My Lemony Kale Pasta can be found here.
Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. You should always consult your doctor with any diet changes or questions.