In a world when it's sometimes hard to tell what to believe about nutrition: are eggs in or out, good carbs versus bad carbs, fat was bad then good and sort of bad again...greens have NEVER left their place of importance in our diet! Greens clean and rebuild you from the inside out.
I tend to read information and store it as good or bad. Kale is a no brainer for me. It's super good for you, can be made extremely delicious and I don't think we'll ever see headlines reading: "New Finding: Kale Not As Great As Once Thought!"
Kale is in the cabbage family as is broccoli, all cabbages, Brussel sprouts, collards and cauliflower. These are all basically cabbage. You want to choose a variety of greens to assure you’ll get the best nutrients that each green has to offer. Think of these cabbages as one choice to rotate with other greens such as spinach, romaine and Swiss chard. For example rotating Napa cabbage, cauliflower and collard greens is essentially eating the same thing over and over again. You also want to rotate in other (non cabbage) greens because each has a special set of mild toxins that ward off their natural predators (cabbages would have a lot of the same toxins). A little bit is fine.
Yes, dark greens are bitter! Mother Nature made greens bitter so that animals (like ourselves) would know which plants were healing plants; medicinal in nature.
I researched the best ways to rehydrate after a workout and greens and green juices topped the charts.
(Funny, no mention of: over-loaded-with-high-fructose-corn-syrup-and-artificial-colors-sports-drinks-whose-names-I-won't-mention-but-we-all-know-which-I'm-talking-about-that-children-are-drinking-in-schools-and-I-am-pretty-sure-sitting-at-their-desks-even-physical-education-class-is-not-as-strenuous-as-an-eight-hour-in-the-sun-on-the-professional-football-field-workout.) Ahem.
On a more positive note: click here for an easy kale recipe to try RIGHT NOW!