In addition to Spirulina, there is Kale! This particular plant has amazing properties aside from having 11 grams of protein in every 100 calories!! It is a great antioxidant and yummy to eat. You may have heard a lot about this vegetable as it is getting a lot of press as the next spinach and better than spinach! From the worlds healthiest foods website, some fun facts about Kale:
- Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in kale do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they've been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it's easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw kale still has cholesterol-lowering ability—just not as much.
- Kale's risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer. These types include cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from glucosinolates in kale play a primary role in achieving these risk-lowering benefits.
- Kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body's detoxification system. New research has shown that the ITCs made from kale's glucosinolates can help regulate detox at a genetic level.
- Researchers can now identify over 45 different flavonoids in kale. With kaempferol and quercetin heading the list, kale's flavonoids combine both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits in way that gives kale a leading dietary role with respect to avoidance of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress.
The other way to use Kale is in your fresh juice with your juicer!! My fav is with carrots and a granny smith apple!! yummy!!
Have a chipperific day (you can get kale chips too!),