Now synonymous with plenty of detoxing regimens, kale has sealed its reputation for being a powerhouse of nutrition with its multitude of vitamins, antioxidants, and calcium. As a superfood, the leafy cruciferous vegetable is well-equipped to protect the body from free radicals and oxidative stress, working with its manganese content to boost levels of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme which again helps furthers the anti-free radical cause. Besides eventually saving you from cancer, these properties will also prep your body for other unwanted invasions such as viruses, making it one of the best greens that can be had now.
Pro tip: Massaging your kale with your hands (yes, really) for three to five minutes in a salad bowl with olive oil and lemon juice can help break down its fibres to become less tough and bitter. Nutrients also start breaking down the moment the kale is harvested, so try to buy yours at a farmer’s market or reputable farm source instead of at the grocery store, which might’ve taken several days to get there.