Health Benefits of Cabbage

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Health Benefits of Cabbage
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1. Detoxifies Stomach and Colon: Cabbage is great for the stomach, colon, and the digestive system in general. Studies show that it may help in the prevention and treatment of stomach ulcers. Luckily, cabbage juice is found in many detoxification recipes. [1]

2. Stimulates Immune System: Cabbage is a great source of vitamin C, which is crucial for maintaining a robust immune system.

3. Anti-Bacterial & Viral: Research has revealed that cabbage is somewhat effective in fighting bacteria strains, some of which are drug-resistant. [2]

4. Anti-Cancer: Research spanning over the last 30 years suggests that cabbage can play a part in cancer prevention. A compound known as sulforaphane is being associated with the ability to delay or prevent cancers, including prostate, pancreatic and esophageal cancer. [3]

5. Antioxidant: Cabbage is high in antioxidants which help fight the damage brought on by free radicals, which cause cell damage and inflammation [4]

6. Muscle Builder: Cabbage contains proteins and B vitamins required for general body and muscle growth.

7. Blood Cleanser: Cabbage is a staple in many detox concoctions for a reason. It detoxifies the body, with iron aiding in the production of red blood cells.

8. Anti-Fungal: Cabbage has anti-fungal properties. Cruciferous veggies contain the compound isothiocyanates that fights fungal infections.

9. Strengthens the Eyes: The vitamin C present in cabbage is the nutrient required to enhance eyesight.

10. Rich in Iron & Sulphur: Cabbage has sulfur-based compounds and minerals like iron – the latter of which is necessary for the creation of RBCs. [5]

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Please note that this content should never be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinicians.

References:

[1] Cheney, G. 1949. RAPID HEALING OF PEPTIC ULCERS IN PATIENTS RECEIVING FRESH CABBAGE JUICE https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1643665/.

[2] Hafidh, R. R. et al. 2011. Inhibition of Growth of Highly Resistant Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens by a Natural Product https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3171003/.

[3] Atwell, L. L. et al. 2015. Epigenetic Regulation by Sulforaphane: Opportunities for Breast and Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40495-014-0002-x.

[4] Pizzino, G. et al. 2017. Oxidative Stress: Harms and Benefits for Human Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5551541/.

[5] Rokayya, S. et al. 2013. Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) Phytochemicals with Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Potential http://journal.waocp.org/article_28350_52583657b77af22c1a222d7c5934562a.pdf.

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