How Healthy Is Cabbage? | Test Your Intolerance

Cabbage: It will make you feel happier and healthier. 

Cabbage is an amazing vegetable. Full of vitamin C, rich in fibre, iodine, Vitamin A, beta-carotene, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium.

There was a study carried out in the 1950’s where patients with gastric ulcers and acid reflux were given a glass of cabbage juice every day – within 3 days 95% of the patients said that their symptoms had stopped or been greatly reduced. Cabbage juice has the anti-ulcer Vitamin U in it. So if you know anyone with gastric problems its cabbage they should be having not antacid tablets.

The trick to keeping your cabbage tasty – don’t overcook it, if you are going to boil it, make sure it’s just al dente when you take it out of the water and it still has a little bit of crunch to it. Or you can eat cabbage raw – it is delicious finely sliced in a salad, or make a very simple coleslaw using red and green cabbage finely sliced, add some onion and a little bit of finely chopped parsley, and instead of the usual mayonnaise you can use a small tub of soya yogurt as the binder, mix it with your hands and you have a bowl of goodness ready to snack on.

Other benefits of cabbage include:

  • Cabbage can help lower your risk of bowel cancer.
  • It helps with constipation.
  • It has anti bacterial and anti viral properties.
  • It reduces cholesterol.
  • And helps to reduce free radicals in the body.

You see you never knew that green ball of leaves sitting on the shelf in the supermarket is, in fact, a power-packed bundle of nutrition ready to help your body to heal. So what can you do with cabbage today?

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