Kale and lentil salad recipe

This arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad is packed with healthy ingredients that treat inflammation.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder. According to Mayo Clinic, rheumatoid arthritis “typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.”

Kale and lentil salad Recipe


This salad has them all together in one bowl! Yes! It has everything you need – greens, beans, and vegetables.
Kale and lentil salad

Ingredients

➛1 cup lentils
➛2 cups of chopped kale
➛Handful cherry tomatoes
➛1 tsp. of turmeric
➛1 tsp. of cayenne
➛Half lemon juice
➛A pinch of salt
➛Olive oil
➛Vinegar

Directions:

First, you must cook the lentils: Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add 1 cup of lentils. Bring water to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes until lentils are soft. Let the lentils cool.

Now add 2 cups of chopped kale to a bowl, a handful of cherry tomatoes, 1 tsp of turmeric, 1 tsp of cayenne pepper, the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of salt. Once lentils are cool, add to the bowl as well. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and toss ingredients in the bowl to mix. Serve with roasted sweet potatoes. Enjoy

One more note, while this salad is good warm just after it is prepared, it’s not so good reheated. The flavors just kind of melted together and lost their individuality, which wasn’t fun. Leftovers of this salad should definitely be served cold.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad.


Lentils:
They are potent legumes with inflammatory benefits. Dr. Weil, a leading physician, and health expert recommends 1-2 servings of lentils per day in his anti-inflammatory food pyramid.

Tomatoes:
They are high in a compound called lycopene, which has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric:
Turmeric is the most powerful healthy spice in the world. Its health benefits are endless. A recent study showed that turmeric was better at relieving arthritis than ibuprofen.

Enjoy this arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad!
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