1. Cabbage is known for its deep colors and deliciously textured leaves.
There are over a dozen cabbage varieties to choose from, many displaying rich and beautiful shades of green, red or white. The brightly colored red cabbage is not only beautiful, it also helps your body to fight off cancer. One of my personal favorite cabbage dishes is a delightful Ethiopian Cabbage Dish, made with a red cabbage.
2. Cabbage is great for controlling your waistline.
Cabbage is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and is a good source of fiber. Add cabbage into a mixed green salad for a little change of pace. It will help to fill you up, as-well-as, regulate your digestive system. I also love to make Vegetarian Mushroom Tacos with shredded Napa cabbage, which I find to have a sweet, crunchy celery flavor.
3. Cabbage is a good source of folate.
Folate is one of the essential components of DNA. Not only will adding cabbage to a diet help a pregnant woman protect the baby from birth defects, while satisfying your appetite without adding unnecessary calories.
4. Cabbage can help keep your bones and body healthy.
Cabbage is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenging, harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Sufficient vitamin K in the diet will increase your bone strength and density, will delay osteoporosis and build a healthier body.
5. Eating cabbage is like taking a multi-vitamin.
While taking a multi-vitamin daily is a good idea, adding cabbage to your diet just bolsters the good work your vitamin of choice is doing for your health. Like other green vegetables, it is good source of many essential vitamins such as riboflavin, pantothenic acid and thiamin.
In addition, it is very natural source of electrolytes and minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, iron and magnesium, which can help control heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is required for healthy red blood cell formation and is an important mineral for expecting mothers, as it helps in avoiding anemia.
6. Cabbage is available all year long.
Cabbage is a season annual vegetable. It’s hardy, so it can withstand the different seasons of the year, and you’ll often see cabbage in all ethnic cooking.
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