Monday, December 26, 2011

Healing Kale

I recently felt attracted to Kale for no reason. Being a strong believer in instinct and paying attention to what we are drawn to I decided to research it. It turns out that it is just what the dr. ordered in my life at this time.
Here is what I found out at

A Natural Detoxifier
Kale contains a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient, which actually boosts and body’s detoxification enzymes, clearing potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly from your body

Nowadays there’s a lot of talk that people need strong bones and should be drinking pasteurized dairy products for calcium. Many people have turned to supplements with the promise that they can avoid losing bone density. There is actually a wide range of foods that allow you to digest and absorb calcium better then pasteurized dairy products, and these include kale. Just by including kale and other calcium-rich vegetables in your weekly diet, you will be receiving the calcium your body requires for strong bones, proper estrogen, metabolism, blood clotting, nerve conduction, muscle contraction, enzyme activity, and cell membrane function.
Healing properties of kale include:

- Ease of lung congestion
-Beneficial to the stomach, liver, and immune system
-Protects eyes from age related disease
-Helps lower risks of prostate, colorectal, and lung cancer

For your own research hop on over the and find out what you can heal in your life with whole, healthy and healing nutrition!


Dehydrated Kale Chips

One bag or bunch of kale, organic if at all possible
1 to 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Juice of one lemon
2 to 3 tbsp cold pressed extra virgian olive oil
3 to 4 tbsp nutritional yeast

Mix all ingredients together and put over the kale (stems removed) Message it all together for a few minutes. Place on a dehydrator tray or in a warm oven (145 degrees for the first hour, lowering to 115 for the remainder)
Allow to dehydrate until crispy, can take up to 12 hours.

You can vary this recipe with all kinds of things such as veggie cheese instead of nutritional yeast along with chopped jalepeno's or adding hot pepper flakes to the above recipe. You can also choose different herbs such as rosemary and garlic or something more savory like Thyme, oregano, sage, etc. The sky is the limit to flavor so experiment and have fun!