HEALTH BENEFITS OF CABBAGE

Here are some health benefits of the cabbage. As we all know, there are many types of cabbage which is a leafy green vegetable, enriched with several vital nutrients like vitamins C, E,K, A, iron, folic acid, magnesium, sulfur, manganese and potassium, all accountable for their healing properties and is the most consumed vegetable in the world. It does not contain cholesterol and the harmful saturated fats and is very low in calories.

The Cabbage comes from the family Brassicaceae with other important member such as Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and Kale. Cabbage is one of the cheapest and most readily available vegetable, through out the world with the green cabbage being the most common.

Broccoli enhances the absorption of iron and has indoles ( crystalline alkaloid compound that is a decomposition product of proteins ) that help in the inactivation of harmful estrogen which promote the growth of tumors. Studies have proved that people who ate broccoli in abundance had less risk of a few types of cancers, such as the cervix, breast, colon, lungs, prostate, esophagus, bladder and larynx. Beta carotene is another cancer fighting agent found in broccoli. Including broccoli in you diet can help prevent the development of cataracts and ease the common cold symptoms.

The cabbage consists of superimposed layers of young leaves which is usually the size of a human head, but can vary. Cabbage leaves have been used for relieving inflammation with modern  studies  revealing its effectiveness in lowering the risk of several types of cancer including cancer of the colon and stomach. Cabbage has excellent detoxifying properties which purifies the blood by eliminating unwanted toxins. Fresh cabbage juice has also been found to be very effective for healing stomach or peptic ulcers due to the high sulfur content of cabbage, which is required by the body in order to fight infections.

Sulfoaphane is a chemical compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Cabbages that is thought to function by stimulating the production of enzymes in the body detoxifying cancer causing substances, along with photonutrients in red cabbage that can protect the brain cells from free radical damages that cause aging. Other important health benefits of cabbage are providing relief from constipation, improving vision, lowering cholesterol, prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and inhibiting growth of tumours.

Vitamin K found in the cabbage is known for its role in the process of blood clotting with the most health benefits in weight loss. With so many health benefits, there is little doubt as to why this vegetable was termed the ‘drug of the poor’ in the middle ages. There are very few vegetables enriched with so many vital nutrients and health benefits.

This vegetable can be consumed in many ways, as in soups, salads, pickled, or baked. Whichever way you choose to prepare it, cabbage will help you lead a long and healthy life. There are several interesting cabbage recipes from around the world with almost every cuisine having a distinct cabbage recipe.  One of the most popular one is a cabbage roll, which consists of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around various mouthwatering fillings made up of different ingredients. The cabbage rolls are a common dish found in the peasant cuisines of Europe and Western Asia. 

Balandėliai – Lithuanian Cabbage Rolls

Lithuania is a republic in North Eastern Europe on the Baltic Sea, which is home to the Balandėliai which is the Lithuanian name for cabbage rolls. Balandėliai is traditionally made with a filling that contains ground beef and cooked rice. 

Source : Patty Brown

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