In this episode we put together a delicious kale salad. We massage the kale leaves with maple syrup and olive oil and then sprinkle the whole thing with pomegranate seeds. The result is a crunchy, tangy, sweet & savory surprise that will delight most everyone at your table, including kids. If you're looking for a way to introduce kale to your family, this is a great recipe to start with.
- 1 bunch Lacinato kale
- 1 pomegranate (variation: dried blueberries)
- 1 TBSP roasted sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp real maple syrup
- 1 lime (variation: lemon)
- Liberal olive oil
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- Wash and dry kale.
- De-rib the kale and cut into thin ribbons.
- Drizzle with liquid components (maple syrup, lime juice, olive oil). Maybe a pinch of salt here.
- Hand massage kale until it turns a vibrant dark green and is tender to the touch.
- Add pomegranate and sunflower seeds and toss together.
- Sea salt to taste. It’s really that simple, now enjoy!
Kale - Brassica/Cruciferous Family:
Glucosinolates contain sulfur which the liver needs to eliminate toxins.
Glucosinolates also help metabolize estrogen. This makes women who consume large amounts of cruciferous veggies possibly less likely to develop estrogen-sensitive breast cancers, uterine cancers, or cervical cancers.
For men, there may be some advantages to clearing estrogen as well, because it frees up testosterone to do its job. Yo!
Read more: Why Green Looks Good on You.
Pomegranate - Ellagic Acid:
Ever wonder why pomegranates are considered a superfood? Ellagic Acid is why. Research on Ellagic Acid points to a number of cancer-cracking possibilities for this compound, including the ability to coax cancer cells to commit suicide (apoptosis).
Read more: The Power Red
Thanks for watching Kitchen Voyeur with Dr. Wagner Episode III.
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Yours in Health and Resilience,