Green, leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach, are good for eyesight and preventing age-related eye diseases, including cataracts and macular degeneration. Greens contain cartenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote vision and the health of the retina. So Kale is good for your eyes, yes, that strange curly vegetable you might see in the supermarket.
Here Chris our Sustainability and Business manager describes how she has introduced into her diet;
Make the most of KALE its easier and tastier than you think.
If you’re like me a whole bag is usually too much, but I feel bad throwing half of it away, So I decided to be more creative with my use of it. I feel like I needed to persevere as it is reported to be so good for your eye health.
Whizz it into your smoothies
I really don’t really do smoothies. I like to chew my breakfast, however I thought nothing ventured nothing gained. I bought a bag of frozen berries from Iceland 99p and a pot of Kefir yoghurt (very trendy food at the moment because it is fermented, and the latest research suggests that fermented foods helps our immune system to perform better) this was about £1.20. I put it all, including 3 leaves of kale, into the blender poured it into a glass and drank it. It was nice actually but too much fuss and mess for me to do every day, so I’ve put it on my Sunday morning breakfast list alongside the eggs and toast.
Put it in the curry or stew
I chopped 5 leaves and added them to my chicken and spinach curry (my favourite curry). Now for me the one difficulty of eating kale is that it doesn’t actually taste of much, in this instance this was good as it didn’t affect the flavour of my curry at all. I ate it without noticing so I’ll do that again.
Add it to your salad
I chopped 3 leaves into my normal salad and found actually it did give me another texture and I found it quite easy to eat. I had a lime and dill dressing on my salad and the Kale worked well with this my favourite and easiest salad dressing.
Roast it to make Kale crisps
I haven’t done this yet please let me know if you’ve tried it and what the results were.
So, it’s the end of the week I’ve eaten Kale 3 times … I’ve still got half a bag left however it does still look good for another week.
FACTS: A bag of Kale cost about £1.00. The majority of Kale we eat in the UK comes from Lincolnshire.