Although kale is a really healthy and delicious vegetable, some of us shouldn't eat it.
Kale is an excellent source of vitamin k, a, c and magnesium. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin b6, calcium and a good source of iron.
If you have an untreated kidney or gall bladder problems or are taking blood thinners, do not eat it unless you've discussed it with your primary health care practitioner. Eating kale and other cruciferous vegetables have been shown to decrease the risks of several types of cancers. It may be very beneficial for smokers who are often deficient in vitamin A.
It has reduced the risk of lung cancer by 30% in non- smokers and even more - 69% (in smokers in study done of Chinese women in Singapore - even with its high levels of pollution). For those of us who have difficulty with bloating after eating curciferous vegetable such as brocolli and cauliflower, I suggest trying kale. Many of us find it much easier to digest. If you are sensitive to food odours that some cuciferous vegetable create, you'll notice that even when you cook kale your home stays pretty free of unpleasant odours. Kale is a vegetable that is really versatile. We've been creating a variety of kale chips, kale stir fries and add it to most of our soups.
Please tell us which kale recipes are your favourites.