Kale & Collard Greens
Collard Greens and Kale are both leafy plants that are considered “True Superfoods”. They both belong to the Acephala group, which is the same category as Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts.
The leaves of Kale can be green or purple and can be curly or flat. Collard Greens have thick dark green leaves. While both are known for their bitter taste, Kale is slightly more bitter than Collard Greens.
Collard Greens are one of the best sources of Vitamin C. Like Kale, they also have high levels of Vitamin K and Fiber.
Collard Greens and Kale are well known for their high levels of antioxidants, Iron and Manganese. Eating both of these leafy greens will help keep your bones strong and wonderful for detoxing your body.
Thanks to the Manganese and amino acids they contain, these leafy greens help boost your ability to focus and give your brain a wonderful pick-me-up feeling.
Potassium and Magnesium levels help with blood pressure. The Fibers in Collard Greens as well as Kale help get your cholesterol levels in order.
Kale and Collards are also both low in calories, making them a great addition to your diet.
Eat more Kale and Collards
If you’re looking for an alternative for bread to make your sandwich, Collard Greens are perfect. Their thick leaves make them ideal for rolling your food up into a tasty wrap!
Kale is an extremely popular ingredient when it comes to making smoothies. This Kale Apple Smoothie will leave you refreshed and ready to conquer the day!
An easy way to add Kale to your diet is simply making a salad. Toss some pine nuts and pomegranate seeds on top with a light vinaigrette dressing and you have a light, healthy lunch.
Looking for a snack? These Crunchy Kale Chips are surprisingly tasty!
Kale Soup is a great idea if you want to get your whole family eating healthier.
Another popular way to eat kale is simply by sauteing it. Try this Sauteed Kale & Garlic for a side dish to your main entree.