Apr 13, 2023 April Superfood of the Month: Kale

fresh kale leaves laying on a cutting board

When eating for health and resiliency, including nutrient-dense foods in your diet is crucial in countering the effects of stress and chronic inflammation. This month’s superfood, kale, is as nutrient-dense as food can get! 

Kale is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes other notable vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts. This leafy green is packed with nutrients and is an excellent source of vitamins K, C, and A, manganese, iron, copper and omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, kale has extraordinary cancer-fighting abilities thanks to compounds like isothiocyanates and glucosinolates, believed to help prevent and inhibit cancer development in several organs, including the bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung and stomach. As an added benefit, this cold-hardy plant is remarkably resilient in cold weather climates and makes a great beginner-friendly crop that should be a staple in any home garden.

Don’t miss this recipe for Broccoli and Kale Sesame Noodle Salad. This cold noodle salad, which features kale, broccoli and a tangy ginger-scallion dressing is a great recipe to start building resiliency through healthy eating.