Kale chips are a healthy snacking alternative to regular crisps.
The excitement of ‘Kale: The Wonder Food’ seems to have died down of late, but there was a time you couldn’t move online without a whiff of the dark leafy greens.
Scoring higher than any other green leaves for vitamins, proteins and fibre, Kale really does deserve its superfood status.
So how do you ensure you get enough goodness from your kale intake? We investigate.
The science bit
Kale is a true superfood and comes in many forms, curly or flat and even with a blue tinge, all with the same benefits. Kale is low calorie and contains a high amount of protein, nearly 3 grams per 1 cup serving. It also has vitamins A, C, K and folate, a B vitamin, important for brain function.
It also contains 2.5 grams of fibre per cup serving and has the added benefit of an Omega-3 fatty acid, Alpha-linolenic.
One of the easiest and tastiest foods to make with Kale, aside from yummy green salads, is Kale chips. Famously simple, and better to make at home so you are nto eating hidden calories or fats, the recipe couldn’t be simplier.
- Drizzle Kale with Olive oil and sprinkle with salt if using.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15minutes at a medium temperature.
Thyroid disease and Kale
If you have a thyroid issue, you should consult a doctor before eating large quantities of kale, as it can work against the thyroid gland. Hypo-thyroidism (under-active thyroid) is especially affected, so please do consult your doctor before eating.
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This Eastern spice is famous for its vibrant colour and spicy taste. Make a night time latte with almond milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon, and enjoy before a restful nights’ sleep, or take it in cortado form in the morning as a boost instead of coffee.