Health and beauty benefits of cabbage

Health benefits of cabbage

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) is packed with nutrients and fiber, can vary in color from green to red, purple and savoy. This leafy powerhouse with less than 20 calories per half cup is best prepared as close to raw as possible.

No matter what color cabbage you choose you are going to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by this powerfood. It is worth noticing that the red one has 10 times more vitamin A than green one.

Adding cabbage to your weekly diet is going to help you with: weight loss, nerve damage, arthritis, breast cancer, flow of blood, headaches, stomach ulcers, constipation, rheumatism, heart diseases, eye disorders and cholesterol.

3 Interesting facts about cabbage


Natural dye made from red cabbage

Many natural products can be used as a good alternative to using chemical dye. One of those nature’s gifts is the red cabbage. This natural dye is not just delicious and nutritious, it also offers a wide range of beautiful colors with which you can dye.


Don’t cook cabbage in aluminium cookware

If you are using aluminium cookware be aware of chemical reaction between cabbage and aluminium. This chemical reaction can alter the taste and discolour the cabbage. Therefore, make an effort and use stainless steel or enameled cast iron when it comes to cooking cabbage.


Homemade red cabbage pH indicator

Red cabbage is a perfect solution if you want to make a pH indicator at home. It is easy to make and a fantastic way to introduce children to chemistry. Red cabbage juice is natural pH indicator that changes colour if it comes in contact with a base or an acid.

Cabbage protects against harmful effects of radiation therapy

Detoxification of the body after each radiation treatment is very important for cancer patients. The research has shown that a natural compound derived from cabbage provides some protection against harmful effects of radiation therapy.

Cabbage and cancer prevention

Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage may offer many significant health benefits. According to different researches, consumption of cabbage is associated with a statistically significant lower risk of chronic diseases associated to oxidative stress, like cancer. Because of this fact, cabbage should be part of any anti-cancer diet.

Eat cabbage to keep the weight off

The cabbage will not burn fat from your body, but it may be good for weight loss because of its low-calorie content. People have been using cabbage in their diet plan for decades, especially infamous cabbage soup.

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Cabbage anti-inflammatory pack

Take one leaf of cabbage and roll it few times with the rolling pin to start to release water and then place it on the site of inflammation. Change it 3-4 times during the day. This pack has traditional use as home remedy for mastitis.

cabbage anti inflammatory pack remedy recipe

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