Kale is part of the cabbage family and is closely related to collard greens. It has a distinct, strong flavor and comes in two edible varieties: curled leaf and straight. There is also ornamental Kale, which flowers beautifully.
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When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
I wanted to ask anyone if they had been diagnosed with health problems and have to make healthier lifestyle changes. I had been diagnosed with fatty liver, prediabetes, benign kidney cysts in August 2012. I have slowly lost weight and I am on a plat... Read more
Has anyone here ever celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day in the USA?
Annually, it's the LAST WEDNESDAY of MAY, each Spring.
For 2014, this will be May 28th. What events are you planning?
National website: www.fitnessda... Read more
Did you catch this link off the Spark blog?
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/12/27537 6259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-m ay-keep-us-lean
I know our family made the switch several months ago. There is something filling in addin... Read more
Hi, today i got on then scales and I couldn't quite believe it OMG I have put on 2 stone in a year. How did that happen ?well after sitting and crying I am now on here to make a positive change in my life. I want to be fitter and healthier (and th... Read more
I've chosen to add a bit more 'nutritional oomph' to my salads by using kale instead of lettuce. Kale is an awesome cruciferous veggie that's packed full of nutrients and boasts quite a few potential health benefits, not to mention it tastes pretty... Read more
My current go-to green vegetable is kale, which has nutritional value and health benefits that are off-the-charts. Whether I’m throwing it in my smoothie or steaming it as a recipe addition, I do my best to eat it every day.The next time you ar... Read more
We all know it's a good idea to eat leafy green veggies. They're chock-full of nutritious vitamins and minerals, and they're low in calories to boot. But if you can only stomach so much green in your life, which leafy green should you cho... Read more
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