Kale: Real Fast, Real Food
Care of Karen Soper and Lisa Pitman
It is clear that the foods I am talking about are not really food. They are derived, manufactured, concocted, packaged and then digested. Calories, well we know the sad story there. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and we can choose it – plant based foods that are easy to cook.
Kale, as so many healthy, life-giving plant based foods are, is an example of a real fast food. This amazing curly-leafed, dark green vegetable is a member of the same family as cabbage, collards and brussel sprouts. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, B6, riboflavin, and manganese (an important part of superoxide dismutase – the powerful antioxidant enzyme). Kale provides more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food. It is also a good source of fibre helping to reduce cholesterol levels and keep blood-sugar levels under control.
In a matter of minutes, kale can be steamed (turning it a beautiful bright green), tossed with olive oil, sea salt and a squeeze of lemon, and added to your plate. There are many ways to enjoy kale and I hope that you count this green vegetable as your number one fast food!