Kale – Famous for Supporting Health

Kale is a dark leafy green that grows well in many climates. It is hardy and can do well in cool or warm weather. Sometimes it even survives the winter outside, only to spring back the following year!

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable. Cruciferous vegetables, which include kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and more, are famous for cancer-fighting properties and heart protective abilities. They are also full of vitamins and minerals.

Doesn’t this sound appealing for our golden retrievers, who are so vulnerable to cancer?

I recommend cooking kale for a few reasons.

  • In general, cooked vegetables are more digestible than raw.
  • In some cases, consuming raw cruciferous vegetables can affect thyroid function. Good news – cooking destroys or greatly diminishes this effect.
  • Cooking kale can help “hide” it for dogs who otherwise might not be a big fan of vegetables.
  • Ready to start feeding healthier foods like kale? Visit my Services page to get started.

About Dog Food Coach

I am on a mission to help you feed your goldens a healthier diet using simple, everyday foods found in most grocery stores, farm stands or elsewhere.

How Can I Help?

My Goals:

  • Empower you
  • Help you realize you can improve your dog’s diet without too much trouble or confusion
  • Guide you toward healthy, easy to make foods
  • Support you during your transition
  • Suggest healthier options
  • Work with you to create a truly supportive, nourishing diet for your dog
  • Visit my Services page to get started.


Sarah Whitman, MS
Founder, DogFoodCoach.com & GoldenRetrieverDiet.com