Humanity has known about the incredible healing power of cabbage for centuries. This beautiful cruciferous vegetable is extremely low in calories but high in fiber and nutrients!
According to Rachael Link, MS, RD:
“Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables that belong to the Brassicaceae family of plants. These plants get their name from the New Latin word “Cruciferae,” which means cross-bearing, due to the cross-like shape of their flowers.
Native to Europe, the Mediterranean and the temperate regions of Asia, these vegetables have amassed widespread popularity and are now cultivated around the world.
Although the individual nutrition profiles can vary, cruciferous vegetables tend to be high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K as well as dietary fiber.
Cruciferous vegetables are also unique because they possess sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates, which have been shown to have cancer-fighting properties.
They have also been linked to a long list of health benefits, including improved heart health, increased weight loss and reduced inflammation.”
Cabbage posses a armory of medicinal characteristics. It has been reported to improve bone and colon health, fight inflammation, treat digestive issues, as well as assist in relieving peptic ulcers.
You’ll find three different types of cabbage at your local supermarket. Savoy, green, or red/purple cabbage. Savoy cabbage has been hailed as a natural way to prevent cancer.
This is because cabbage contains a large amount of sinigrin, one of the glucosinolates that has been found to ward off colon, prostate, and bladder cancer.
Here are several other spectacular health benefits of consuming cabbage:
Blood-building: People who suffer from anemia should drink a glass of raw cabbage juice daily, the high levels of chlorophyll can make a big difference!
Wound healing: The strong anti-inflammatory properties soothe swollen cuticles or glands, sore spots, wounds, and even blisters.
Stomach and colon detox: Fresh raw cabbage juice cleanses the stomach and treats diarrhea. Cabbage juice also fights inflammation in the intestines.
Liver: Cabbage cleanses the liver and reduces the effects of dehydration.
Weight loss: Cabbage has potent diuretic effects that improve regularity and help weight loss.
In order to get the most out of this delicious and healthy vegetable, you should consume it in a juice form, raw, or lightly steamed.