Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
There has been much talk lately about the health benefits of greens, especially kale, which according to Kathleen M. Zelman, expert columnist for Web MD, is the “queen of greens” with its nutrient richness, health benefits and delicious flavor. Kale is loaded with Vitamins A, C and K, contains antioxidants with anti-cancer benefits and is rich in lutein, which promotes eye health.
There are lots of ways to cook kale (even with bacon), but one easy way to increase your “life expectancy” is to add kale to your morning smoothie. Kale does contain substances that interfere with calcium absorption, so make your smoothie without dairy the days you add kale. Also, due to the high levels of Vitamin K in kale, it may interfere with certain drugs. Consult your doctor first.
Make eating more greens your new healthy habit for 2012!
Information compiled from webmd.com.