Cabbage is an important member of the brassica family which includes broccoli and cauliflower. it is not the most glamorous vegetable but is pack with loads of nutrients and disease-fighting powers.
Studies have shown that cabbage can help to prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol and heal ulcers. Cabbage is a low calorie, fiber-rich leafy vegetable, it is low in fat but high in fiber.
Cabbage provides huge health benefits and comes in different varieties, savory, spring green, red, green, white.
Red cabbage has the most health benefits than the green leafy ones. In general, colored fruits and vegetables are richer in antioxidants than the paler ones.
Rich in vitamin k, cabbage provides 85% of the daily intake requirements.cabbage is also an excellent source of iron, vitamin B6, Folates. it also provides calcium for strong bones, magnesium and also potassium for regulating heart rate and blood pressures.
Other Health benefits of Cabbage includes: The treatment of
- Stomach ulcers
- Skin disorder
- Eye disorder
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer disease
- Deficiency of vitamin c
- Brain health
- Weight loss
Cooked cabbage is how most people get it into their diets, but cooking makes it lose most of its nutrients, especially the high level of vitamin C present in it. The best way to maximize all its health benefits is by eating it raw.