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Know About the 10 Benefits of Eating Cabbage

Updated on August 4, 2020
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Shubham is a health expert blogger who provides knowledge about natural products to fight with health disease.

Cabbage, easily available in vegetables, is usually eaten in every household. Cabbage comes in many colors and many varieties. It is used in many delicious cuisines around the world. It can also be cooked or eaten as a raw salad. Cabbage is used in both Indian and Western cuisine. It meets every season of the year and is considered very beneficial for health.

cabbage | Source

Why is cabbage good for your health?

Cabbage is rich in vitamins, iron, and potassium. Which is very beneficial in terms of health. In addition, cabbage is rich in antioxidant properties such as choline, beta-carotene, and lutein. According to scientific reports, choline can help in brain development. It can also work to reduce inflammation. In addition, choline can also reduce neural tube defects in pregnant women. At the same time, beta-carotene may work to reduce the side effects of smoking. Lutein present in cabbage can work to remove the weakness of the eyes.

Nutritional facts of cabbage

Cabbage is rich in nutrition. All the elements found in it are in balanced quantities. In cabbage, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol are very low quantities. it is a very good source of Thiamin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100 Grams
Calories 25
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 170 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Red And White Cabbage
Red And White Cabbage | Source

Benefits of Cabbage

There are many health benefits to eating cabbage. The vitamins, iron, and potassium found in cabbage are very helpful in many diseases. Cabbage is very helpful for various problems related to the body.

Let's know these 10 benefits of cabbage -

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Beneficial in Cancer
  3. Digestion and Constipation
  4. Beneficial for The Skin
  5. Heart Disease
  6. Helpful in Diabetes
  7. Increase Immunity
  8. Effective in Muscle Pain
  9. Reduce Swelling
  10. Helpful in Removing Anemia

1. Lose Weight

Eating boiled cabbage or drinking its soup daily is very helpful in weight loss. Eating it as a salad with yogurt or other vegetables daily can help you lose weight.

It is rich in fiber and fiber works to control weight. In fact, fiber-rich foods work to keep the stomach full for a long time, so that you do not feel hungry again and again.

2. Beneficial in Cancer

Cabbage contains anti-cancer elements, which reduces the chance of cancer in your body. The diindolylmethane, syngrin, lupel, sulfolane, indole, carbinol, etc. found in it help you in fighting cancer. Additionally, cabbage is enriched with vitamin-E and vitamin-E may play an effective role in cancer prevention.

According to a report, the formation of free radicals in the body can cause cancer. In such a situation, Vitamin-E is an effective antioxidant, which can work to keep the body away from free radicals.

3. Digestion and Constipation

Cabbage is very beneficial in constipation. It is fibrous, which also improves digestion, and eliminates constipation, clears the stomach easily. Fiber promotes digestion as well as softens the stool and relieves problems like constipation.

According to a report, a special element called anthocyanin is found in the cabbage, which can promote digestion.

White Cabbage
White Cabbage | Source

4. Beneficial for The Skin

Cabbage is very useful for bringing glow to the skin. It contains plenty of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which eliminate skin problems and produce a natural glow. Cabbage is rich in vitamin-C, which works on wrinkles as well as enhancing collagen. Apart from this, cabbage is also rich in Vitamin-E and Vitamin-E works to hydrate the skin.

5. Heart Disease

According to a study, an increased level of cholesterol may pose a risk to the heart. But Cabbage can help keep the heart-healthy. Because Cabbage is cholesterol-free, which can play an important role in keeping the heart-healthy.

6. Helpful in Diabetes

Cabbage can also prove to be an effective remedy for diabetes prevention. According to scientific research, red cabbage has anti-diabetic properties, which can play an important role in the treatment of diabetes.

According to another study, extract of cabbage can reduce the risk of diabetes by reducing blood sugar.

Red Cabbage
Red Cabbage | Source

7. Increase Immunity

Cabbage also increases the body's immunity. Vitamin-C is found in cabbage, which acts to strengthen the immune system. Vitamin-C is an effective antioxidant, which works to boost the immunity of the body against diseases.

8. Effective in Muscle Pain

The benefits of cabbage can also be seen for problems like muscle pain. In addition, cabbage is also rich in vitamin C, due to which it can work as an effective pain reliever. Cabbage contains lactic acid which prevents muscle injury and helps to keep it healthy.

According to a scientific study, with the help of cabbage leaves, the pain in the breasts of women can be reduced.

9. Reduce Swelling

The amino acid found in cabbage helps in reducing any type of inflammation. It gives quick relief. According to a report, cabbage has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help in relieving inflammation.

10. Helpful in Removing Anemia

Cabbage is also helpful in removing anemia. Folic acid is found in it, which has the special property of curing anemia i.e. anemia. Folic acid creates new blood cells.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


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