The health benefits of cabbage include treatment of constipation, stomach ulcers, excess weight (most of you have probably heard of the cabbage soup diet!) and skin disorders.
Cabbage is abundant in Vitamin C, even more than oranges, which reduces free radicals in your body that are the main cause of ageing.
Cabbage is very rich in fiber and is a good cure for constipation and related problems. It is a good detoxifier: it purifies blood and removes toxins, primarily free radicals and uric acid which is a major cause for rheumatism, arthritis and skin diseases such as eczema. This detoxifying effect of cabbage is due to the presence of vitamin C and sulphur. Cabbage is a great vegetable to include in your diet and can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits, especially if you cook it by steaming. Cabbage in general has been found to be an especially good source of sinigrin, a nutrient that has received special attention in cancer prevention research, especially with respect to bladder cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. You'll want to include cabbage as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by the cruciferous vegetable family. At a minimum, include cruciferous vegetables as part of your diet 2-3 times per week, and make the serving size at least 1-1/2 cups. To retain the maximum number of nutrients and flavor in Cabbage, you can steam or sautee it. You can also eat it raw in salads.
Try this delicious 'Cabbage and Asparagus' salad:
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