Thankgiving is upon us, and it is a time to make memories with loved ones and to share great food. Salads are a great side dish, especially because they are vegetable based, which means a great variety of nutrition for optimal health. However, salads can be expensive in restaurants, and are often made with lettuce, which does not contain as much nutrition as other vegetables.
This Thanksgiving detox spicy kale salad is the perfect healthy side dish for your family get together. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients.
This herb is a potent healing medicine. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is even known to reduce the inflammation caused by arthritis.
It is an excellent source of two powerful antioxidants called carotenoids and flavonoids. These antioxidants protect our bodies from harmful oxidative stress. They also contain important flavonoids like kaempferol and quercitin, which it thought to kill certain types of cancer cells.
Lemons are is high in vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system, and also flushes out toxins by acting as a diuretic.
The often-called liquid gold has been recognized for many years as a potent oil. It is full of healthy fats, provides anti-inflammatory benefits, and has shown benefits in the area of cancer prevention.
Add 20 leaves of kale, ribs removed to a bowl
Add a clove of garlic, 1/4 cup of olive oil and the juice of 1/2 lemon to a mortar and pestle
Crush the mixture until ingredients are combined and pour the dressing over the salad
Toss the salad in the bowl with the dressing to mix
Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this Thanksgiving spicy detox kale salad!
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1. “Recipe: Spicy Kale Salad.” Greatist. Greatist, n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2015.
2. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Kale, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2015.