Today, I will be talking about my favorite green…the best green leaf in the entire world, k a l e. There are so many reasons why I’m so in love with this green, and I could talk about it all day. I actually wrote a whole research paper on it last year (if you actually want to read it, I’ll put a link to it).
Kale is not only delicious, but its also super cheap, and has so so so so many health benefits.
Delicious & Versatile:
When you first try kale, especially if its raw you may think I’m crazy for saying it’s so delicious…especially if you are iceberg lettuce person. Kale has a deep, green taste and depending on the type of kale can be a little bitter. It may take a few attempts for you to get used to the deliciousness of the green, but it is worth it in the end. If you’re not a fan of the raw kale (which most people aren’t) that is totally fine because it is an a m a z i n g green to cook with. Because it is packed with nutrition, and is such a hearty green it cooks beautifully. This green is also great to sneak into smoothies, for added nutrition. If you add enough fruit (three parts fruit, one part green) you can barely taste the kale.
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I really want to talk about this little thing called vitamin C. Everyone seems to always be pushing vitamin C because of its immune protection powers, as well as its overall health benefits. Many people take vitamin C supplements, or powders to try to get enough vitamin C.
For a while, I took Emergen-C which is a powder that you add to water and drink. It has 1000 mg of vitamin C which, according to the nutrition facts, is 1,667% of your Daily Value. Although it does have some other nutritional supplements added to it, it also has an enormous amount of vitamin C. (it also has non-nutritional additives such as “natural” orange flavorings and tapioca maltodextrin)
You can’t have too much vitamin C, right….?
Wrong. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, meaning our bodies only absorb a certain amount at a time, and the leftovers just gets excreted. This is much different from fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) which their leftovers get stored in the body for later use.
Women need around 75 milligrams per day, while men need around 90 milligrams a day. Which as you can see, is well below the 1000 mg dosage in a packet of Emergen-C.
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Sometimes, when I really want to get to know someone I ask them what their top five favorite fruits are. Most of the time, they think I’m crazy…but it is a completely appropriate question, or at least I think it is. So I’m going to answer this one so maybe you can get to know me a little better.
Disclaimer: this is one of the hardest lists for me to make, because fruit is something I literally can’t get enough of, and also its difficult for me to narrow it down to just five.
the main reason why bananas are my number one favorite fruit is because of their versatility and accessibility. they are good frozen, natural, cooked, mashed, and all of the above. also, they are super cheap and can be found most anywhere.
pro tip: wait until bananas are spotty, thats when all the starch has formed into sugars that your body can digest, causing easy and quick digestion.
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