Anticancer. Anti-inflammatory. Cholesterol reduction. Eye health. Like all cruciferous vegetables, kale has several health benefits and is among the most nutrient-dense of all commonly consumed vegetables. It goes off the charts with certain nutrients, with one cup providing more than ten times the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, a key regulator of inflammation, and three times the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which is vital to eye health and maintaining moisture in the skin and mucous membranes. It is also high in vitamin C. Kale’s high fiber helps reduce cholesterol, while its isothiocyanates are associated with reducing risk of breast, ovarian, and colon cancer. Animal studies and in vitro research suggests that a compound in kale, glucobrassicin inhibits inflammation.