Health Benefits of Kale Crisps
Kale has gained traction with nutrition experts, especially in recent years, as the health conscious individuals are looking for the next big thing to give them the necessary nutrition that they need for their health. It has a high nutritional content, so much so that it makes it one of the world’s healthiest foods.
Kale has a wide array of nutrients, particularly in vitamin A and C, which makes it a great addition to any diet when consumed in moderation. These nutrients, when consumed regularly, can lead to possible health benefits or alleviate health related issues.
The vitamin A content has been linked with assisting in the preservation of good vision and overall eye health. It contributes towards the repair and growth of skin, making the skin look healthier and more youthful.
The vitamin C content has been linked with boosting the immune system making you less susceptible to illnesses (including scurvy and the common cold). It helps to raise mood due to it’s important role in the production of serotonin in the body (the happy hormone). It is also used to treat skin conditions, improves the overall look and can improve the elasticity which reduces the visibility of wrinkles.
There are lots of other nutrients, as well as the vitamin C, in kale which have a positive effect on heart health. These include potassium, vitamin B-6, calcium, iron, fibre and magnesium which which have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, reduced risk of stroke, the preservation of bone density and muscle mass and supports a healthy digestive system.
All these potential health benefits should go some way to explaining why kale is recognized as one of the healthiest additions to any diet. As with everything, you can have too much of a good thing, and over consuming can be just as detrimental to your health as not getting your daily nutrition requirements.
We would always advise that you seek advice from your doctor or physician on whether certain foods are suitable for you and also what your suitable consumption levels are. For instance Kale is rich in vitamin K which can interfere with your medication if you using a blood thinner and it also inhibits the absorption of calcium which means you should avoid consuming calcium rich foods with kale as you will not get the nutritional benefit.
Making homemade kale crisps is a delightful healthy alternative to consuming the commercially made crisps. There is no sacrifice on flavor or optional toppings and the nutrition content maintained dwarfs that of it commercial counterpart.
There are lots of other healthy alternative toppings that you can add to your dish which includes different types of nuts, fruit syrups, honey, nutritional yeast or your favorite spices. If you do try kale crisps we’re sure you’ll enjoy this healthy and delicious treat!