A new leaf of life! Why is humble cabbage one of the superfood greats? There are ample reasons to slip this cruciferous veggie into your diet. Cabbage has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamin K for bone strength and anthocyanins which help with brain function, concentration and can improve your defense against Alzheimer s and Dementia. It s also packed with vitamin C, which promotes collagen production and helps boost the immune system. With only 22 calories and a whole lot of fiber in a cup of cabbage, it is one of the good carbs which will aid weight-loss. What s more, cabbage contains phytochemicals that help reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancers. Cabbage is also rich in potassium which can help control your blood sugar levels. If you re not a fan of eating raw cabbage, steam it until it s tender crisp, which is best for preserving nutrition. It doesn t matter how you eat your cabbage, just so long as it s not over-boiled.
Cabbage is versatile: it s cheap, easily available and goes with anything. Good for our guts, good for our overall health and good for our bank balances. Heaped full of vitamins and offering roughage for a healthy digestive system, the cabbage will always be up there with the best.