• Tamsyn Wood

The truth about cabbage.. dun derr derr...

Updated: Dec 15, 2017

We would like you to note that no cabbages were hurt in the photo shoot...





YUCK! Is the cry I hear from most when cabbage is discussed, which is often a topic of conversation, is it not yours? Cabbage, reminiscing about what it used to do to granny (insert ill-face). However, I love the stuff, my kids too.


It's all in how you cook it. No, really, it is! Next post will be a cabbage recipe one to prove it.


First of all, the vitaminy bits:


The health benefits of cabbage include frequent use as a treatment for constipation, stomach ulcers, headaches, obesity, skin disorders, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, ageing, and Alzheimer’s disease.


Cabbage can practically work miracles!


Vitamin C


Cabbage is an abundant source of this vitamin. Surprisingly, it is richer in vitamin C than oranges. Vitamin C, as one of the best antioxidants, reduces free radicals in your body that are one of the fundamental causes of premature ageing. It also helps in repairing the wear and tear on the body through the course of your life. Therefore, cabbage is very helpful in treating ulcers, certain cancers, depression, immune system boosting, and defending against cough and cold. It can also speed up the healing process for wounds and damaged tissues, regulate the proper functioning of the nervous system, and reduce the effects and presence of Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative neural diseases.


Fibre


Cabbage is very rich in fibre. This helps the body retain water and it maintains the bulkiness of the food as it moves through the bowels. Thus, it is a good remedy for constipation and other digestive-related problems. It is, after all, better out than in!


Antioxidant


They have a powerful antioxidant quality. This means that cabbage and other similar vegetables seek out free radicals from around the body, which can be very detrimental to overall health and are major contributors to things like cancer and heart disease, and eliminate them.


A study performed primarily on Chinese women, showed a significant reduction in breast cancer when cruciferous vegetables like cabbage were regularly added to their diet.


Beta-carotene


Cabbage is a rich source of beta-carotene, so turn to cabbage for its ability to prevent macular degeneration and generally promote good eye health and the delay of cataract formation!


Cabbage is great for a weight-loss scheme. Cabbage is full of fibre, which fills you up and helps move food through your system. It is packed with many beneficial vitamins and minerals.


Brain Health


Yes, you heard it right here folks; cabbage will make you clevere-rer-er...

It is a very powerful brain food! Vitamin K and anthocyanins within cabbage can give a strong boost to mental function and concentration. Consuming vitamin K can improve your defense against neural degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.



WOW! In the words of my Grandpa, "Who'd have thunk it?"




What's stopping you? Quick! Get out there and get cabbaged up!


cabbage out,


Tamsyn x