Health Benefits of Cabbage

The humble Cabbage might not top the list of favorite vegetables but its health benefits are many. The cabbage is native to the Mediterranean region and was also known to the ancient Greeks and Romans who praised this vegetable for its medicinal properties. Cabbage is widely used in soups, salads, and a variety of other dishes in many different cuisines. Here are some benefits of Cabbage

  1. Cabbage contains nutrients, which protects the body from free radicals that can damage the cell membranes.
  2. It is used as a detoxifying agent and hence is beneficial to people with liver ailments.
  3. Cabbage lowers the possibility of cancer, especially in the lung, stomach and colon prostate.
  4. Being rich in Vitamin A cabbage is beneficial for the muscle, blood, skin and eyes.
  5. The juice of fresh raw cabbage has been proven to heal stomach ulcer.
  6. Since cabbage is high in sulfur, the juice of fresh cabbage is effective in treating fungal infections
  7. Cabbage contains a component that protects brain cells, thus preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. The vitamin B in cabbage helps in boosting body metabolism.
  9. Cabbage also contains lots of vitamin C that helps in the burning of fat, in the treatment of bleeding gums, weak immune system, frequent infections, cold, ageing, depression etc.
  10. Cabbage contains lactic acid that acts to disinfect the colon.
  11. Drinking 25-50 ml of cabbage juice helps treat headache, asthma, bronchitis and digestion problems.
  12. Cabbage, being rich in iodine, helps in proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system, apart from keeping the endocrinal glands in proper condition.
  13. Since cabbage is high in fiber and roughage, it relieves constipation, keeps the bowel clean and eliminates the possibility of stomach ulcers, intestinal cancer, indigestion and resultant loss of appetite
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