Three types of cabbages, green, purple and white. Cabbage has high content of antioxidants, but green cabbage has the most nutrients. Antioxidants are beneficial to all skin types; it deep cleans, purifies the blood and helps reduce acne. Boil cabbage, the boiled water or cabbage juice has an anti aging effects; it stimulates tired looking complexions. Some evidence indicates these purple pigments might protect our brains as we age. This daily vegetable has so many benefits with no side effects at all.
Cabbage strengthens the immune system; defeats the effects of aging, and increases vitality. Cabbage contains unique nutrients good for the stomach and digestive tract. Cabbage (especially the purple variety) is an excellent source of vitamin C, is low in calories (16 calories per 1/2 cups cooked cabbage) and is high in fiber. This vegetable helps to lose weight; its juice helps heal peptic ulcers. Drinking a quart of cabbage juice per day helps relief many symptoms. Cabbage cleans the digestive apparatus; helps those suffering from constipation and it cleans the colon. The dark pigments with the purplish tones, is a type of plant compound that has the potential for disease-fighting benefits, helps repair body’s cellular levels, it also helps with functions of the body’s nervous system and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Delicious Recipe: shred cabbage into thin strips and stir-fry them with onions, bell pepper, garlic sauce, ¼ teaspoon cooking oil and dried shrimps, eggs or chicken. It goes well if fried together with noodles or rice. * When cooked with noodles or rice, don’t be surprised everything will turn purple from the noodles to the eggs, garlic, puffed tofu and fish cakes. You will find the purple dish very amusing and will enjoy its delicious taste too.
* Delicious noodle soup with purple cabbage will help loose weight. Fill ½ sauce pan with water, add shredded cabbage, sliced onions, ¼ bell pepper, crushed garlic with ready to eat frozen grilled chicken pieces, let it boil for 3 minutes and finally add packet noodles with its soup base and let it boil for another 3 minutes. In less than 10 minutes you will enjoy a delicious noodle soup.
Consumption of c r u c i f e r o u s vegetables, such as cabbage, is known to reduce the risk of a number of cancers, especially lung, colon, breast, ovarian and bladder cancer, have a much lower risk for prostate cancer and also provides significant cardiovascular benefits. Tones the liver and the digestive system, alleviates stomach ulcers, protects the immunological system and combats bacteria. C r u c i f e r o u s vegetables are broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage substance found in cabbage. Those consuming 3 or more servings of c r u c i f e r o u s vegetables each week have 44% lower risk for prostate cancer. Cabbage is rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, fiber, manganese, foliate t h i a m i n, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, protein and magnesium.