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One cup of cabbage contains only around 15 calories.
Cabbage is rich in the following nutrients:
Vitamin A: responsible for the protection of your skin and eyes.
Vitamin C: an all important anti-oxidant and helps the mitochondria to burn fat.
Vitamin E: a fat soluble anti-oxidant which plays a role in skin integrity.
Vitamin B: helps maintain integrity of nerve endings and boosts energy metabolism.
Cabbage boosts the immune system's ability to produce more antibodies. Providing high levels of iron and sulphur, minerals that work in part as cleansing agents for the digestive system.
It contains beneficial phytochemicals such as indole-3-carbinole (I3C), sulforaphane, and indoles. These help to protect against many different forms of cancer, especially breast cancer and colon cancer. Report have shown the raw cabbage juice is especially good at healing peptic ulcers, drinking 1 litre of raw cabbage juice can heal ulcers within 10 days. Red cabbage has higher amounts of protective phytonutrients than white cabbages, some studies indicate that by eating vegetable which are high in protective phytonutrients such as red cabbage, which can protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.