Kale. Oh so lovely Kale. How I used to hate you, but now love to dwell in your amazing nutrient dense leaves that somehow released all that stored energy within me. I wouldn't change you, except that bitter taste that seems to come from your stems, however that's not a deal breaker, I can fix you right up. So if YOU my dear, the reader that's here, have not had some of my good ole' pal Kale (cause according to Spice Girls, "you gotta get with my friends") you're missing out!
So on a more serious (and less rhymey note)
If you my friend are a kale virgin or don't have ANY intentions on adding it to your daily diet, keep on reading as I have the perfect salad that will make you question how you lived so long without it. If you're like me and had a traumatizing kale experience in which after you swore you would never let it to your mouth again, this salad will also restore your hope in this beautiful and amazing leafy green that does so much good for you, your body, and mind!
Kale is KING
It one of your best sources of beta-carotene, one of the antioxidants believed by many nutrition experts to be a major player in the battle against cancer, heart disease, and certain age-related chronic diseases. In addition to beta-carotene, kale posses other important carotenoids: lutein and zeaxathin. These carotenoids help keep UV rays from damaging the eyes and causing cataracts. (which are no good!) According to recent research results, kale is an incredible source of well-absorbed calcium, which is one of the many factors that may help prevent osteoporosis. It also provides decent amounts of vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium. Kale also is anti-inflammatory due to all the awesome Omega-3 fatty acids in it. [source]