Kale is considered one of the top powerhouses of nutrition. Just one cup of chopped kale can meet and exceed your need for vitamins A, C and K and also deliver a good chunk of manganese, B-vitamins and calcium. Kale is also packed with antioxidants like kaempferol and quercetin, which possess anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-allergic properties. Plus, it’s now available year-round in most states.
Thanks to their impressive nutrient profile, cruciferous veggies like kale have been shown to aid in detoxification, amp up immunity and prevent chronic disease. A higher intake of cruciferous vegetables has even been associated with a lower risk of cancer, heart disease and inflammation.