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HEALTHY BODY MAKES HEALTHY MIND (15)

Sangeetha

15.KALE

Kale is the most popular of the greens these days: it’s delicious, versatile, and incredibly nutritious. Kale contains beta-carotene and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin—which are associated with eye health—as well as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, iron, and calcium. Plus, you get 2 grams of protein in a serving.

Fighting Disease
Kale aids in releasing toxins in the body that can cause and lead to life-threatening diseases. It helps fight off and alleviate various cancers, especially colon, prostate and ovarian. The vitamin K helps with Alzheimer’s disease as it may forestall the effects of mental aging. The folic acid and B6 provide cardiovascular support and prevent heart disease.
Detoxification and Weight loss
The fiber (5 grams in one cup) and sulfur in kale aid with digestion and liver health. The Vitamin C it contains hydrates your body and increases your metabolism, leading to weight loss and healthy blood sugar levels. The fiber in kale also lowers cholesterol.

One cup of kale has zero fat and only 36 calories and is high in vitamins and antioxidants.The vitamin A and C in kale improves your immune system and fights off viruses and bacteria. So if you feel like you’re getting a cold, add some kale to your diet. It helps more oxygen get to your blood and greatly helps those who are anemic.
Vitamin A keeps your eyes from optical diseases that come with age. It also helps store vitamins in the retina. The calcium and vitamin K and D keep your bones strong. And if you have stiff joints, the Vitamin C keeps them flexible.

KALE PORIYAL


Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard, cumin seeds, split black gram, dry red chili and curry leaves. Sprinkle asafoetida, add diced onions and garlic. Fry them till slightly translucent, add the chopped kale greens, turmeric and water. Let it cook uncovered for 6 minutes over medium flame or until all the water is absorbed. When it looks fully wilted and dry, add salt and garnish with coconut. Switch off and serve hot with rice.

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