Cabbage is low in calories, but high in fiber, so it is a potent natural health booster that has been used for thousands of years.
This superfood offers a myriad of health benefits and is especially beneficial for the colon and bones.
According to Dr. Mercola:
“Rich in vitamin K, cabbage provides 85 percent of the body’s daily requirement. This nutrient is important not only for bone health but also as an Alzheimer’s disease preventative by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.
The 54 percent daily value of vitamin C supplied to the body with one serving of cabbage is impressive, too — even more than oranges. Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients required by humans as it plays a role in brain health, immune system health, inflammation, blood pressure, and mitochondrial function.
Cabbage is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, which is a substance crucial for a healthy digestive system.
Dietary fiber is the part of the vegetable that cannot be digested, wherein it passes through your digestive system mostly intact. As a result, it bulks and softens your stool, helping facilitate regular bowel movements.
Cabbage is rich in other nutrients such as vitamin B6, folate and manganese, as well as healthy amounts of thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). It also provides iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium for strong bones and potassium for regulating the heart rate and blood pressure.”
Here are some of the ways cabbage improves our health:
1. Colon and Stomach Detox
Fresh raw cabbage juice treats diarrhea, fights inflammation in the intestines, treats peptic ulcers, and cleanses the stomach.
2. Liver Detox
Cabbage cleanses the liver and improves its function. It hydrates the body and soothes headaches due to liver intoxication.
3. Blood- Building
Cabbage is rich in chlorophyll, and a few glasses of cabbage juice daily will improve the quality of your blood and treat anemia.
4. Peptic Ulcer
Cabbage juice is one of the most powerful natural remedies in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
5. Healing of Wounds
Cabbage has strong anti-inflammatory qualities that relieve cuticles or glands, sore spots, wounds, and even blisters. Its leaves are often used to soothe the irritated nipples in breastfeeding mothers.
6. Weight Loss
The potent diuretic and detoxifying properties of cabbage accelerate metabolism and naturally regulate the body weight.
Cabbage can be of three types, red/purple, green and Savoy, and the last one contains anti-cancer compounds, like sinigrin, which fight colon, prostate, and bladder cancer.
In order to enjoy the numerous nutrients in this vegetable and improve your health, you can consume it juiced, steamed, or raw.