For people who love to have a beautiful glowing skin and develop an immune system that is capable of warding off practically any ailments, for them Cabbage is a highly nutritious and also delicious garden vegetable that is found in all food shops and super-markets all across the globe.
It has often been heard that the ancient healers who lived in the European continent declared that this vegetable contains moon-power, as it grows in moonlight. Although this is just a part of a longstanding hearsay and gossip, however, modern nutritional science has understood that the power of healing ailments of this vegetable comes from its high sulfur and Vitamin C rich contents.
You are sure to rediscover yourself much rejuvenated within a few days, if you start including cabbage in your daily diet.
Cabbage is even a rich source of beta-carotene, insoluble fibers and minerals like Iodine, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Sulfur and others. It is also a great food that contains Vitamins like K, E, C and Vitamin B1 and B6.
Some of the most essential benefits found by consuming this vegetable are.
It is anti-carcinogenic
Research done on this vegetable has shown that the juice of raw cabbage contains certain chemical known as Isocyanates- which are a group of chemical compounds that activates estrogen metabolism in our body. This process of acceleration of estrogen metabolism aids us in warding off carcinogenic diseases like colon cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer and others.
It is a brain food
As cabbages are rich in Vitamin K and Anthocyanins that aids in concentration and improve our mental functions, eating cabbage helps in preventing nerve damage. This vegetable is also a powerful defence against Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
According to certain researches done on this vegetable, it has been stated that red cabbage contains more Anthocyanins, than its green counterparts.
Helps in detoxifying our body
The high content of sulfur and Vitamin C that is found in cabbages aids in removing toxins like uric acid and free radicals from our body. It has been clinically recorded in several studies that consuming this vegetable regularly helps in avoiding diseases like rheumatism, arthritis and gouts.
Vitamin C found in cabbages is also extremely good for our skin.
Helps in controlling blood pressure
It has been found that cabbages are a rich source of potassium, which helps in dilating our blood vessels. Hence consuming cabbage aids in easing the flow of our blood and thus work as a miracle in controlling our blood pressure levels.
Since ages people living in different parts of the globe often drank raw cabbage juice for curing chronic headaches. Even cabbage leaves can help in relieving headaches when warm compress made with cabbage leaves is applied on the forehead.
This is generally done by placing crushed cabbage leaf in a cloth and thereafter dry-heating the content, before applying it on the forehead.
Apart from the above stated health benefits cabbage is also an excellent vegetable that has been used for reducing hangover from heavy drinking, since Roman times.