Kale is slowly gaining ground as one of the healthiest vegetables to include in your diet. As a matter of fact, if you’re going to look at its nutritional value, you will find that it is even better compared to spinach. Leafy greens like spinach and kale are needed by hair and skin, bone health, and they also provide iron, minerals, protein, and vitamins.
The benefits of eating kale include reduce risk of cancer, improve your bones’ health, regulating blood sugar levels for those diagnosed with diabetes, reducing your blood pressure, and reducing asthma and other diseases. Kale is known to contain vitamins A, K, and C including valuable minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron, as well as phosphorus. Eating a cup of kale will give you 3 grams of protein and 40 calories.
Integrating kale to your diet can give you added health benefits. Here’s a recipe that you can try at home.
• 1 tablespoon of olive oil
• 1 bunch of kale
• Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add parchment paper on a cookie sheet that is non insulated.
• Using kitchen shears or knife, remove the leaves from the thick stems. Tear them into bite-size or smaller pieces. Wash the vegetable and dry using salad spinner. Drizzle some olive oil on your kale and add some salt to season them.
• Pop the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the edges of the kale turns brown. Don’t burn them.
As you can see, this is a super easy recipe that you can do any time. It’s perfect for those who want to avoid eating those high calorie and high sugar snacks. Baked kale chips are handy for those who want to reduce their calorie intake as a cup of kale has only 34 calories. You can already imagine how much calories you get to do away when you include kale in your diet. Eating kale 3 times a week can give you a marked improvement over the year not only in terms of physically but also in terms of overall well being.