If you are always looking for a new healthy food to add to your menu, look no further than the beautiful, leafy kale. When eaten steamed, kale can fortify a woman’s body against many health conditions. The reason steaming is best is because that process allows the fiber in the kale to be easily absorbed in the body. While raw kale is still healthy, steamed kale offers the best benefits.
Eating steamed kale will help to lower cholesterol levels and many of the risks associated with at least 5 different cancers. These include breast, bladder, colon, ovary and prostate cancer. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from glucosinolates in kale are responsible for all of these benefits including helping women detoxify their bodies.
Vitamins K, A, C, B2, B1, beta carotene, fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, protein, magnesium and other nutrients are all present in a 36 calorie serving. When chewed, the sulphorane in kale helps to generate enzymes from your liver that actually detoxify cancer-causing chemicals.
The following benefits can be attributed to steamed kale:
• Lowers cholesterol
• Protects from the risk of 5 different types of cancer
• Natural detoxification
Now that you realize how beneficial this wonderful leafy vegetable is for your health. You might be interested in making some for yourself or your family.
To prepare steamed kale you will need:
11/2 pounds of kale
2 cloves of garlic
2-3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ¼ lemon
½ cup of vegetable stock or water
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Mince or chop garlic and set aside. You can remove the spines of the kale or leave intact. Chop coarsely into bite sized pieces. In a sauce pan, sauté garlic until tender, but before its color changes. Squeeze kale with lemon juice and add to sauce pan along with vegetable stock. Cover and cook on high heat for about 5 minutes or until tender.
Serve with any main dish of chicken, beef, or pork. You can also use it in soups, salads or anything you like, just let your imagination soar.