How to Make Healthy Snacks at Home Using Lemon and Kale?
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Yummy Lemon Kale Cheesecake
Kale in a cheesecake? You bet!
All hale the kale! Without a doubt, Kale has surfaced as a trendy but here to
stay super-food. There are a few different varieties of kale available that include
dinosaur kale, curly kale, baby kale, flat Tuscan kale and Red Russian kale. Kale is
also known as borecole or cow cabbage.
This green powerhouse veggie sports a broad nutritional value. Packed with
vitamins and minerals, Kale also provides us with an army of important
phytonutrients such as flavonoids and glucosinolates. In fact, just the dark green
color of kale should clue you into the nutrient value that it provides us (all dark green
veggies are loaded with nutrients and ideally we should focus on a variety of them).
Kale is known for its ORAC…Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This measures
foods ability to scavenge free radicals. Kale’s rating is 1,770. Compare that with
spinach that comes in at 1,515 or cauliflower which rates at 839 and it’s easy to see
the benefits that Kale provides in the way of antioxidant capacity (substances that
help shield or bodies from cell damage and prevention of disease).
Unstable molecules are free radicals and these damaging molecules play havoc at
the cellular level and that’s where Kale’s antioxidant power comes to the rescue.
Kale is much more flexible than people realize. You can bake it, blend it, sauté it
and even enjoy it in the raw state. This healthy veggie is no longer limited to savory
dishes but is being invited into sweet recipes by health focused cooks with great
With its deep nutritional profile (it also provides a hefty dose of fat and fiber,
containing about 120 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per cup.), it is believed to be a force
against cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and works to prevent
different types of cancer. As a bonus, kale is gr