Kale is a delicious superfood, full of antioxidants and nutrients – making it a great addition to your diet. It is part of the cabbage family (Brassica oleracea), which includes broccoli, collard greens and brussels sprouts.
As with all leafy green vegetables, kale is nutrient dense – packed with antioxidants including vitamin C, beta carotene and various flavonoids and polyphenols. Antioxidants are substances that help counteract oxidative damage by free radicals in the body. Oxidative damage is believed to be among the leading drivers of ageing and many diseases, including cancer. According to research, these powerful antioxidants are found in kale, including quercetin and kaempferol, which have numerous beneficial effects on health – read more on this here.
Kale has a deep, earthy flavour and is excellent in its raw state or lightly cooked – steamed or in a stir-fry. A great breakfast option is a green smoothie, combining kale with apples, banana, spinach and ginger. Kale makes a delicious lunch salad with a protein such as fish or chicken.
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