Belgian endive is an excellent source for Vitamin A which is an essential vitamin to help with good eye health and vision and may protect the eyes from getting cataracts. It is also a good source of folate, which is beneficial to pregnant women to help protect against birth defects. Belgian endive is also high in Vitamin C which is an important vitamin in boosting the immune system and help fight off infections. It is also a good source of calcium to help build strong teeth and bones. Belgian endive is an excellent food to eat to help protect against heart related diseases as it is low in cholesterol and saturated fat. It is also an excellent food to eat for dietary fiber which helps to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Teachables to your kids: Teaching children about healthy foods can help them understand why they should choose to eat healthful foods. Eating healthful foods will help their bodies stay healthy and grow strong. Talking about each vitamin, what it can help improve and where to find that particular vitamin can help make the theory of the different types of vitamins real to children.
Vitamin A: Good for eye health. Ask your child, “Why do you think eating something for eye health is a good choice?”

Let you children have fun with Belgian Endive, place a small amount of tuna salad in the endive and make a Endive Boat. Experiment with other foods to put with endive. [rad-hl] share with us your creative ideas to prepare with endive. [/rad-hl]