Kale is related to the cabbage family along with broccoli and brussel sprouts. They are classified as cruciferous vegetables and are thought to decrease tumor growth in cancers such as Bladder ,Breast, Colon, Ovary and Prostate. Researchers have found 45 different Flavonoids, giving it anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer benefits.
A great way to incorporate Kale into your diet is in a cool, refreshing summer smoothie. Try this recipe with fresh local raspberries.
Raspberry Kale Smoothie
Blend and enjoy!
Balance Your Food Intake
Balance your food intake with your daily activities and energy needs to maintain a healthy weight. Strict weight control diets don't work in the long run. Most people who lose weight typically gain it back along with a few extra pounds. Instead of dieting adopt long lasting healthy habits such as eating well and keeping active.
Be realistic about your body weight. You can’t change the shape you were born with.
Make small and gradual changes to your eating and activity habits. Pick one eating and activity change and stick with it for several weeks before adding a new one. Small steps work better than giant leaps to improve healthy living habits for the long term.
What is it?
Walking is easy on the joints and gets your heart pumping. It's easy to do, inside or outside and costs almost nothing.
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Who should/can do it?
Walking is great for any age and any skill level!
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