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CABBAGE

Cabbage, a member of the Cruciferae family, is related to kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts. Cabbage has a round shape and is composed of superimposed leaf layers.

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Cabbage, a member of the Cruciferae family, is related to kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts. Cabbage has a round shape and is composed of superimposed leaf layers.

There are three major types of cabbage: green, red and Savoy. The color of green cabbage ranges from pale to dark green while red cabbage has leaves that are either crimson or purple with white veins running through. Both green and red cabbage have smooth textured leaves. The leaves of Savoy cabbage are more ruffled and yellowish-green in color.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CABBAGE

-    Cabbage contains phytonutrients, works to protect the body from free radicals that can damage the cell membranes. Phytonutrients also signal our genes to increase its production of enzymes involved in detoxification.

-    Cabbage may lower the incidence of cancer, especially in the lung, stomach and colon prostate.

-    Cabbage is a muscle builder, blood cleanser and eye strengthener.

-    The juice of fresh raw cabbage has been proven to heal stomach ulcer.

-    Cabbage is rich in iron and sulfur.

-    Juice of fresh cabbage is effective in treating fungus infection (due to it sulfur content).

-    Cabbage can lower serum cholesterol.

-    Cabbage contains Sulforaphane, a substance that can increase the production of antioxidant and detoxification enzymes. Sulforaphane works by stimulating the production of glutathione, the body's most important internally produced antioxidant which plays a role in liver detoxification.

-    Red Cabbage has more phytonutrients than the green cabbage. The vitamin C content of red cabbage is 6-8 times higher than that of the green cabbage.

-    Red cabbage contain anthocyanin (red pigment/color) is an antioxidant that can help protect brain cells, thus can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.


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