Prepare to abandon more of what you thought you knew. According to experts, healthy food does not exist and we should stop labeling foods as healthy and unhealthy. Even our beloved kale salads cannot be considered as such. Kale is not healthy. Rather, it is nutritious. It may be delicious when prepared well and the kale itself while in the ground, may have been a healthy crop but kale, while packed with nutrients your body needs – would make you sick if it were the only food you ever consumed.
“Our food isn’t healthy. We are healthy. Our food is nutritious. I’m all about the words. Words are the key to giving people the tools they need to figure out what to eat. Everyone’s so confused,” says Roxanne Sukol, Preventive Medicine Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic and Medical Director of its Wellness Enterprise.
To sum it up, our food is not healthy. We will be healthy if we eat nutritious food. It’s all in the words, people. Now go forth and continue to embrace kale for everything it is.