Don’t Eat Kale Raw

Massage your kale!Most of us have heard the benefits of Kale praised from the roof tops loud and clear….however, did you know that kale is really hard for the human body to digest when it’s raw?  Yeah, I just heard, too.

That doesn’t mean you have to apply heat, though.  Think ceviche (ya know, sushi grade cooking of ahi or shrimp?).  You can “cook” your kale with acidic natures like citrus or vinegar.

Taste wise, I suggest squeezing the juice of one lemon or about 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar over your kale.  Give it a few good squeezes, really massage in the liquid to break down the proteins, and let it sit for at least 5 minutes before eating.

Feel free to add salad dressing, but you certainly won’t need too much because you’ve already added some extra flavor!  A little healthy fat, in the form of avocado, or your chosen oil in your dressing is good, though, because the nutrients in your fruits and veggies are both water and fat soluble – meaning you need both water and fat to dissolve/absorb them.  But you only need a little, haha, I didn’t just give you a license to fat-up, sorry!

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