Vegetables are medicines. Cabbage is a vegetable common in Asia and the Mediterranean. There are about 400 varieties of cabbage across the world varying in size, shape, and color. The most common variety of cabbage is the round and green one. It’s widely used in dishes because of its versatility; it can be cooked, added to soups and eaten raw. It’s economical; you can buy cabbage in any supermarkets. In some countries, it is served as a side dish or as a lone cabbage salad. Other than these, the vegetable is packed with nutrients and vitamins like A, C and K, and rich in fiber. You can always say that it has a huge potential of health benefits.
10. Ease Muscle Soreness
Cabbage has lactic acid included in its nutritional package. Have you heard about the lactic acid myth? Ironically, lactic acid can relieve muscle soreness and does not cause painful sore in your muscles.
9. Skin Care
Cabbage either raw or processed has antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent the effect of free radicals, which slows the signs of aging.
8. Relieve Constipation
Fiber content in cabbage relieves constipation by resisting digestion.
7.Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by loss of memory and cognitive ability. This is somewhat a scare. Aside from loss of cognition, it strikes people from different walks of life and ages, and it’s still incurable. Antioxidant and flavonoid properties of cabbages reduce the risk of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease. Red cabbages as supported by a study showed higher phenolic content and higher total flavonoids than the green variety cabbage. Including red cabbage on a diet is an effective means to counter Alzheimer’s disease too.
6. Weight Loss Diet
Eating cabbage is healthy and it does not add weight if you are planning to lose weight. This is true for a cup of cooked cabbage has approximately 30 calories. This can be a great meal replacement for those who do not want to gain weight.
5. Prevent Cataract Risk
Aside from antioxidants and flavonoids, cabbage is high in beta- carotene. Threats of age related macular deterioration and cataracts can be countered by cabbage. Green vegetables like cabbages reduce the risk of cataract to happen.
4. Boosts Immune System
Cabbage can help the immune system to deny access of microbes and fight against free radicals because of its high amount of vitamin C.
3. Anti- inflammatory Properties
Since cabbage belongs to the family of cauliflower and broccoli, it is also a good source of amino acid glutamine, which can fight chronic inflammation.
2. Treat Peptic Ulcers
Treating peptic ulcers may have to demand prescriptions. Cabbage saves the patient from adhering to medications. It’s one of the best natural cures for stomach ulcers. Its juice is very effective as a treatment because of its high glutamine content.
1. Prevent Cancer Growth
Aside from its antioxidants ability to prevent or cure diseases, sinigrin, lupeol, indole-3-carbinol, diindolylmethane, and sulforaphane have cancer fighting properties that can eliminate or lessen the body’s carcinogens. This shuns tumor growth in the body. Researchers and medical experts say that indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane in cabbage-family or cruciferous vegetables activate anti-cancer upshots from chemotherapy and drugs.