Cabbage is powerful.
Ancient healers declared it contained moon power because it grew in the moonlight. Modern nutritional science understands its power comes from its high sulfur and vitamin C content. Either way – it’s worth adding this power food to your weekly diet. If you want the beautiful glowing skin, and an immune system powerful enough to fight off just about anything, don’t forget this highly nutritious but common vegetable. Here are some of its benefits.
HEALTHY BENEFITS OF CABBAGE
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.
It is a brain food
Cabbage is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrients also prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these powerful nutrients.
Cabbage is high in sulfur, the beautifying mineral
Cabbage helps dry up oily and acne-prone skin. Internally, sulfur is essential for keratin, a protein substance necessary for healthy hair, nails, and skin.
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.
Cabbage has well-known cancer preventative compounds
Lupeol, sinigrin, and sulforaphane. They stimulate enzyme 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.
It helps keep blood pressure from getting high
The high potassium content helps by opening up blood vessels, easing the flow of blood.
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 1-2 oz. (25-50ml) daily for chronic headaches.
Hangovers from heavy drinking
A hangover can be reduced by using cabbage, since Roman times.
Cabbage is an anti-inflammatory and blood sugar, regulator
The natural red pigments of red cabbage (betalains) are said to lower blood sugar levels and boost insulin production. Of course it has no white sugars and very few simple sugars. Betalains have powerful anti-inflammatory properties just like beets.