Instead of looking to the rainforests of South America or the mountains of Tibet for the next superfood, why not look to your backyard — or your local farmers market and grocery store? The superfoods you’ll find there aren’t new or the beneficiaries of a major marketing campaign, but they’re no less healthful.
One cup of raw kale provides 80 mg of vitamin C and packs hefty doses of vitamin A, vitamin B and calcium. We love thinking outside the box when it comes to serving this healthy green veggie (like turning leaves into delicious, crispy chips!)
You already knew kale was a superfood, but here's one more reason it's worth adding to your shopping list: Dark leafies can bind to bile acids, which could help your body flush out more bad cholesterol (and get your HDL-to-LDL ratio in a healthier place).
Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. Here's a look at the rest as well as the "Clean 15."
When you think of calcium, odds are that you think of milk and dairy foods. Those are great sources of calcium, but they aren't the only ones. With increased interest in plant-based diets-- including vegan diets-- there's a corresponding interest in learning which non-dairy foods can provide adequate...
When it comes to healthy skin, what you eat matters. In addition to staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen, make sure you get plenty of these foods in your diet for glowing, healthy skin. Probiotics do more than just heal your gut, says Whitney Bowe, M.D., a dermatologist and author of The Beauty of Dirty Skin.
Ask any parent about the top challenges of raising kids, and getting them to eat healthy would probably be high on the list. Countless parents have kids who just want to eat chicken nuggets, or pasta, or macaroni and cheese, or all of the above, and definitely without any vegetables.
Kale - Nutrition Overview | HealthGrove