Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kaley Peary 


Kale is a leafy green vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family, a group of vegetables including cabbage, collards, and Brussels sprouts that have gained recent widespread attention due to their health-promoting, sulfur-containing phytonutrients. Kale has been especially researched relating to it's positive effects against cancer. It is easy to grow and can grow in colder temperatures where a light frost will produce especially sweet kale leaves. It's no wonder that kale looks so good in our local grocery stores! 

Kale is great for adding to your morning juice for many reasons. It's nutrient rich and packed with antioxidants. In addition to conventional antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese, kale also provides us with at least 45 different recently discovered flavonoids, including kaempferol and quercetin. Many of the flavonoids in kale are also now known to function not only as antioxidants, but also as anti-inflammatory compounds. 

Kale also plays a role in support of the body's detoxification processes. Compounds in kale have been shown to help regulate detox activities in our cells. Most toxins that pose a risk to our body must be detoxified by our cells using a two-step process. The two steps in the process are called Phase I detoxification and Phase II detoxification. The ITCs made from kale's glucosinolates have been shown to favorably modify both detox steps (Phase I and Phase II). In addition, the unusually large numbers of sulfur compounds in kale have been shown to help support aspects of Phase II detoxification that require the presence of sulfur. By supporting both aspects of our cellular detox process (Phase I and Phase II), nutrients in kale can give our body an "edge up" in dealing with toxic exposure, whether from our environment or from our food.

Here's how I like my kale: 

Kaley Peary

1 small organic banana
1 organic pear
3 medium kale leaves 
1 cup or more of water 
agave to sweeten 
3 cubes ice 

Blend on low from 1-10 fast, then on HIGH for 20 seconds.

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Note: Please see dietary concerns for kale at whfoods.com if you have any kidney problems.


Those seeking help for specific medical conditions are advised to consult a qualified nutrition therapist, clinical nutritionist, doctor, or equivalent health care professional. 
The recommendations given here are intended solely as education and information, and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither myself nor the sources mentioned accept liability for those who choose to self-prescribe. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease either physical or mental.

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