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Benefits of Cabbage

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Prevent colon cancer. Large studies have found that populations who consume lots of cabbage have a low rate of colon cancer. There is a large amount of fiber in cabbage which makes this happen. Fiber is essential for healthy bowel movement. Chemicals in cabbage are also believed to speed up the body’s metabolism of estrogen and therefore reduce breast, uterus and ovaries cancer. It is also often associated with a lower rate of lung, stomach and prostate cancer.

Slow aging. As a great source of vitamin C and beta-carotene (comes from vitamin A), one of the health benefits of cabbage juice is its ability to slow down aging.

Prevent cataracts. The high beta-carotene also cuts the risk of cataracts.
Spina bifida. Cabbage juice is loaded with folic acid which lowers the risk of babies being born with Spina bifida (a birth defect where the spine isn’t properly formed).

Heal ulcers. Cabbage is an anti-inflammatory vegetable which makes it an excellent preventer of stomach ulcers. Studies have found cabbage juice to be more effective on this point than eating it. Use cabbage juice for stomach ulcers.

Lower serum cholesterol. This is a combination of the good and bad cholesterol in your body. When it’s high, you are naturally at a higher risk of heart related illnesses. Doctors believe one of the health benefits of cabbage juice is its ability to lower serum cholesterol.

Reduce risk of heart disease and stroke. It’s simple – lower cholesterol and you reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Lose weight. One of the popular health benefits of cabbage juice is that it’s extremely low in calories, so don’t worry about it ending up on your hips. The vitamin C also helps to burn excess fat.

Clear skin. The plentiful vitamin D is the main reason for this and is effective at healing acne. Using cabbage when juicing for acne is a great idea.

Prevent Alzheimer’s. Recent research has shown that eating cabbage (red only) is an effective way to prevent deterioration of short and long term memory. The antioxidant responsible for this is called anthocyanin and it reduces plaque on the brain.

Boost immune function. An ingredient in cabbage called sulforaphane helps create antioxidants which fight infections within the body (along with eliminating cancer).

Prevent cell damage. The phytonutrients in cabbage stop the free radicals responsible for cell damage. They also encourage enzyme production which speeds up detoxification.

Promote strength. The iodine in cabbage is necessary for proper muscle development. Eat enough cabbage and you might wind up with superhero strength.

Relieve muscle soreness. My favorite of the health benefits of cabbage juice, as my legs are killing me! I had a big workout the other night, and now it hurts to walk. Cabbage relieves that by giving the body a ton of lactic acid, which disinfects the colon and energizes you.

Treat fungal infections. Due to the sulfur in cabbage, it’s an effective weapon against fungal infections.

Boost energy. As the vitamin B is utilized by your body, you will experience a strong boost of energy.

And lots more… Free radicals and uric acid, which are identified to be the main cause of rheumatism, gout, arthritis, renal calculi, skin diseases, eczema, hardening and de-colorization of skin, etc, are also removed from the body due to cabbage consumption.