2. It may protect against and even fight cancer
Cancer occurs in a person’s body when cells grow uncontrollably, and kale contains large amounts of compounds that are believed to protect against the overgrowth of cells that lead to cancer. One compound is sulforaphane which has also been found to block the adverse effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients.
It also contains indole-3-carbinol (I3C) which is well-known for its anticancer properties. In fact, research has found that this compound protects against a number of human cancers in vitro as well as in vivo.
However, to reap the most benefits, research says that it is best that you keep the integrity of the plant as much as you can by not processing it or purchasing it in a processed bag of kale chips.