A cultivated plant eaten as a vegetable, having thick green or purple leaves surrounding a spherical heart or head of young leaves. The leaves of cabbage, eaten as a vegetable.
BENEFITS OF CABBAGE.
1. It’s ideal for weight loss.
With only 33 calories per cup, cooked cabbage is low in fat and high in fiber. it is definitely a smart carb.
2. It is a brain food.
Cabbage is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrient also prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these power nutrients.
3. Cabbage is high in sulphur, the beautifying mineral.
Cabbage helps dry up oily and acne-prone skin. Internally, sulphur is essential for keratin, a protein substance necessary for healthy hair, nails and skin.
4. It helps detoxify the body.
The high content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes toxins ( free radicals and uric acid). These are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout.
5. Cabbage has well-known cancer preventative compounds.
Lupeol, sinigrin and sulforaphane. They stimulate enzymes activity and inhibit the growth of cancer tumors. A study on women showed a reduction in breast cancer when cruciferous vegetables like cabbage were added to their diet.
6. It helps keep blood pressure fro getting high.
The high potassium content helps by opening up blood vessels, easing the flow of blood.
7. Use cabbage to relieve headaches.
A warm compress made with cabbage leaves can help relieve the pain of a headache. Crush cabbage leaves, place in a cloth, and apply on the forehead. Also, drink raw cabbage juice 1-2oz. (25-50ml) daily for chronic headaches.
8. Hangovers for heavy drinking.
Were reduced by using cabbage, since Roman times.
9. Cabbage is an anti-inflammatory and blood sugar regulator.
The natural red pigments of red cabbage (betalains) is said to lower blood sugar levels and boost insulin production. Of course it has no white sugar and very few simple sugars. Betalains havw powerful anti-inflammatory properties just like beets.
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