If you want beautiful glowing skin, and an immune system powerful enough to fight off just about anything, don’t forget this highly nutritious but common vegetable.


•Cabbage is powerful. Ancient healers declared it contained moon power because it grew in the moonlight. Modern nutritional science understands its power comes from its high sulphur and vitamin C content. Either way, it’s worth adding this power food to your weekly diet.


• Ideal for weight loss: It has only 33 calories in a cup of cooked cabbage, is low in fat and high in fibre. It is definitely a smart carbohydrate.


•It is a brain food: It is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrients also prevent nerve damage, improving your defence against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these power nutrients.


•High in sulphur, the beautifying mineral: Cabbage helps dry up oily and acne skin. Internally, sulphur is essential for keratin, a protein substance necessary for healthy hair, nails, and skin.


•Detoxifies the body: The high content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes toxins (free radicals and uric acid), which are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout.


•Has cancer preventative compounds: Lupeol, sinigrin and sulforaphane — they all stimulate enzyme activity and inhibit the growth of cancer tumours. A Study on women showed a reduction in breast cancer when cruciferous vegetables like cabbage were added to their diet.


•Helps regulate blood pressure: The high potassium content helps by opening up blood vessels, easing the flow of blood.


•Relieves headaches: A warm compress made with cabbage leaves can help relieve the pain of a headache. Crush cabbage leaves, place in a cloth, and apply on the forehead. Also, drink raw cabbage juice daily for chronic headaches.


•Hangovers from heavy drinking: were reduced by using cabbage since Roman times.


•Anti-inflammatory/blood sugar regulator: The natural red pigments of red cabbage (betalains) is said to lower blood sugar levels and boost insulin production. Of course, it has no white sugars and very few simple sugars. Betalains have powerful anti-inflammatory propertiImagees, just like beets.


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