Super Food, Super Benefits

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Dry eyes? Try adding kale to your diet. Kale has been shown to prevent dry eyes and cataracts.

High blood sugar? Kale can help with that too. With 20% RDA of dietary fiber, kale helps lower blood sugar, promotes regular digestion and curbs overeating.

Kale is a super food containing more calcium than dairy and has been shown through research that it can be absorbed better than milk.

Loaded with vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium, this veggie is a must.

Here are two different and simple recipes you can try:

Kale + Avocado Salad (from could I have that?)

1 avocado
1 head of kale
1-2 lemons
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts

1. After washing the kale, cut off the ends and chop it into 1/2 inch pieces.
2. Combine small slices of avocado with the kale in a bowl and mix/massage the greens. Make sure that all of the avocado is dispersed.
3. Sprinkle with lemon juice (1-2 lemons to the desired taste) add the feta cheese and pine nuts and toss (leaving some to garnish the top at the end).

Kale Chips

1 head of kale
Olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 375
2. On a flat cookie sheet, separate one bunch of fresh kale into small pieces
3. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle salt to desired taste
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes
Both these kale recipes are as delicious as they are easy and quick to throw together. Try them as an afternoon snack, or as a side with your lunch or dinner.

By – Bill Waltzek – CPT