Weekly Nutrition Tip, Dec. #1
Dec 8, 2011
- Try KALE! Few foods on earth can compare, nutrition-wise, to this leafy green—a true superfood. The dark green hue is a giveaway that kale is packed with vitamins, minerals and health-enhancing antioxidants such as beta-carotene. What’s more, kale’s filling fiber, bone-building calcium and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help support the body’s ability to fight off disease. Plus, kale is easy to prepare. You can buy it pre-bagged, washed and de-stemmed. Or you can buy it in bunches. Simply remove the center ribs of its leaves, rinse well and then slice it into thin ribbons. Add this healthful pick to soups and stews in the last 20 minutes of cooking; coat lightly with olive oil, season with a touch of sea salt and roast in a hot oven to make yummy kale chips; or sauté it with a splash of olive oil and garlic for a delicious side dish.