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Eat Kale For St. Patrick's Day

Eat Kale For St. Patrick's Day

Along with wearing green on St. Patrick's Day, as a health nut I enjoy eating my fill of green food on March 17. This is easy to do in an Irish fashion with colcannon, a tasty potato dish with added kale, a leafy green. Or just braise kale with a little oil, red pepper flakes, and red wine vinegar to make a healthy veggie to go with your traditional corned beef.

It is true that I love kale, and it is in season from early Winter through early Spring. So it should be available at most grocery stores and be affordably priced since it is abundant right now. Kale is a powerhouse veggie: high in vitamins K, A, and C, a cup of this cooked green provides a quarter of you daily requirement of fiber. This green is loaded with phytonutrients, which may fight ovarian cancer.

Steer clear of the green beer, and add some greens into your St. Patty's Day meal.


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