Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kale the Secret to Building Muscle

Some of you may be wondering about this new plant that has gained popularity the past few years that is Kale. Kale doesn't fit the description like most trends which aren't healthy at all, but are rather catabolic. Kale is high in Vitamin K, 1180%, 98.3% vitamin A, 71% vitamin C 27% magnesium and the list goes on for healthy benefits of Kale. (These are based on 130 grams of consumption and based on the 2000 calorie diet. ) Kale is truly a super vegetable, and makes an excellent snack. Go ahead and toss away your Lays chips and diet coke because the kale gravy train is coming through. The high amounts of antioxidants found in Kale are known to help prevent cancer. The two antioxidants are called carotenoids and flavonoids. These work together to form a “body armor” to protect the body from oxidative stress. If you didn't know cancer is formed by oxidative stress. Due to the high levels of vitamin K kale can also be used as an anti-inflammatory agent.

You may wonder how you select Kale from other green vegetables; well Kale is green but also has violet colored leaves. Be sure to select kale that’s fresh, if the leafs are starting to look crumbled and mushed then don’t buy it as it’s over stayed it’s store life. The longer the kale has been in the store the more bitter the taste will be. This brilliant plant can be either cooked or eaten straight out of the bag, I usually prefer to eat it straight out of the bag. The taste isn't all that bad, at least I don’t mind it. If you haven’t had kale I highly suggest that you try it out.

Have you ever had kale what do you cook it with?

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