Amazing Health Benefits Of Cabbage

Amazing Health Benefits Of Cabbage

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Cabbage

Cabbage is a leafy green or purple plant which is grown as an annual vegetable crop, it is low in calories and contains high amounts of Potassium, vitamin A and vitamin c. Cabbage is said to be one of the world’s healthiest and oldest foods dating way back to the 1600’s.

Origin – western Europe

Scientific name – Brassica Oleracea

Common types of cabbages

  • Savoy cabbage
  • Red cabbage
  • Napalm cabbage
  • Bok choy
  • Green cabbage

Best type of cabbage

Red cabbage contains higher nutritional health benefits and has a powerful antioxidant called anthocyanins and is known as the healthiest of all cabbages.

1 small head of raw red cabbage contains

  • Calorie-176
  • Sodium – 153 mg
  • Potassium – 1377.8 mg
  • Total carbs – 42 g
  • Dietary fiber – 12 g
  • Sugars – 22 g
  • Protein – 8 g
  • Vitamin A – 126%
  • Vitamin C – 538 %
  • Vitamin B6- 60 %
  • Calcium – 25 %
  • Iron – 25 %
  • Magnesium – 22 %

1 small head of green cabbage contains

  • Calorie-176
  • Sodium – 128 mg
  • Potassium – 1213 mg
  • Total carbs – 41 g
  • Dietary fiber – 18 g
  • Sugars – 23 g
  • Protein – 9 g
  • Vitamin C –  435 %
  • Vitamin B-6 – 45 %
  • Vitamin A – 13 %
  • Vitamin K – 102 %
  • Iron – 18 %
  • Magnesium – 21 %
  • Calcium – 28 %

Amazing Health Benefits Of Cabbage

Cabbage has been used for centuries to heal and treat many types of diseases and illnesses, research shows that including cabbage in your diet daily can greatly help in reducing the following conditions;

  • Lowers the risk of pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer & esophageal cancer.
  • Decreases tumor sizes in breast cancer
  • Supresses inflammation
  • Lowers the risk of diabetes
  • Lowers the risk of high blood pressure
  • Lowers high cholesterol levels
  • Prevents constipation
  • Boost immune style
  • Fights obesity significantly
  • Provides protection from radiation therapy
  • Help keep your bones strong
  • Improves eye health
  • Treat ulcers
  • Prevents premature ageing
  • Great for healthy skin

Side effects of cabbage

There are very limited side effects to consuming cabbage, except for expecting moms, it is recommended that pregnant women stay away from red cabbage because it causes a condition known as colic in babies.

Facts about cabbage
  • Cabbages can be steamed,boiled, stuffed, stir fried, pickled, microwaved and eaten raw
  • Some people use cabbage as a laxative, treat ulcers, sore throat and rheumatism.
  • Research shows that consuming cabbage juice daily can prevent the development of certain types of cancers.
  • China is the largest producer of cabbage
  • Russia is the largest consumer of cabbage
  • Cabbage has a 2 year lifespan.

Cabbage recipes

23 healthy cabbage recipes

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