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Cabbage is a low calorie,
nutrient-dense food that offers
an excellent source of many
nutrients including vitamin C, folic
acid, potassium, vitamin B6,
calcium, biotin, magnesium, and
manganese. Along with it's
nutrient content, cabbage
contains phytochemicals.

Cabbage contains powerful
anticancer compounds known as
glucosinolates.

One of the dietary
recommendations from the
American Cancer Society is to
regularly include cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli,
and cauliflower in the diet. The main reason for this recommendation is due to the
content of a large amount of phytochemicals within the cabbage family. Studies have
shown that the phytochemicals have anti-cancer properties.

The higher the intake of cabbage-family vegetables, the lower the rates of cancer
especially breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancers. The glucosinolates in cabbage
function by increasing the antioxidant defense mechanisms, and also by improving the
body's ability to detoxify and eliminate harmful chemicals and hormones. Studies
have also shown that cabbage is extremely effective in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
 

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[h=3]Nutrients in Cabbage[/h] When it comes to nutritional value, cruciferous vegetables like cabbage are some of the best choices. An excellent source of vitamins C and K, cabbage is also a very good source of:

  • vitamin B6
  • folate
  • manganese
  • fiber
[h=2]Carbohydrates, Fiber and Protein[/h] Cabbage is also relatively low in both carbohydrates and protein. A half-cup serving of raw cabbage has 2 g of carbohydrates, 1 g of fiber and 0 g of protein. That same serving size of cooked cabbage has 3 g of carbohydrates, no fiber and 1 g of protein. By adding ham, sausage or tofu, you can increase the protein content of a cabbage dish.
[h=2]Vitamins[/h] By eating cabbage regularly, you'll significantly increase your vitamin C intake. Each half-cup serving of raw cabbage contains 30 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin C, and each half-cup of cooked cabbage contains 25 percent, the CDC reports. Cabbage is also a good source of vitamin K, vitamin B6 and folate.
[h=2]Minerals[/h] Cabbage is low in sodium, with only 5 mg per serving of plain raw or cooked cabbage --- approaching 0 percent of your recommended daily value. Half-cup servings of cabbage also contain 2 percent of your daily value of calcium. While a serving of raw cabbage provides 2 percent of your daily value of iron, a serving of cooked cabbage has none.





 

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I love to eat cabbage but since i have got sinus i cannot intake it in much larger amount.

cabbage- against cancer. wow a new info Thanks for sharing sudha.
:yo:
 

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