Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods? Of all of the superfood leafy greens that there are, kale wins out for top spot in nutrients by weight. Kale is a virtual powerhouse of vitamins and minerals.
A 100gr serving of kale contains:
200% of your RDA for Vitamin C
300% for Vitamin A (from beta-carotene)
1000% of the RDA for Vitamin K1
Kale is also low in substances called oxilates. Oxilates prevent the absorption of minerals in the intestine and thus decreasing the bioavilability of food. it is also loaded with some beneficial bioactive compounds like Isothiocyanates and Indole-3-Carbinol both of which have been shown to fight cancer in some recent studies.
Kale with it's leathery thick skin provides some other benefits as well. Unlike lettuce and spinach, kale holds up much better in cooking giving it much wider application in the kitchen. Bottom line is, you don't need a diploma from Yale to know the benefits of kale!
Try this smoothie recipe for an energizing, uplifting and healthy protein smoothie:
2 Cups of fresh organic spinach leafs
1 Cup organic unsweetened almond milk
1 Sliced and frozen organic banana
1 Large leaf of kale
1TB Organic almond butter (Or other organic nut butter)
Add all ingredients to a blender
Add optional ice for texture
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Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.
He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.
In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.
The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.
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