Red cabbage health benefits

(Feb 18, 2008)


Health Benefits of Cabbage

  • Cabbage belongs to the Cruciferae family of vegetables and has three major varieties, namely green, Savoy and red.
  • Cabbage has numerous health benefits. Researches and studies have revealed that red cabbage has higher amounts of nutrients and is beneficial for treating cancer, ulcers and various other health disorders.
  • Red cabbage contains beneficial protective phytochemicals such as indole-3-carbinole (I3C), sulforaphane, and indoles. Indole-3-carbinole (I3C) is plays an essential role in reducing the risk of breast cancer. These compunds are also required for regulating the formation and function of estrogen.

In addition to prevent breast cancer, red cabbage is also beneficial for preventing lung cancer, colon cancer and stomach cancer. This variety of cabbage is also rich in Vitamin C. being rich in this essential vitamin, red cabbage holds antioxidant properties that reduces the presence and deactivates the activities of free radicals in the body.

Red cabbage also plays a vital role in preventing and treating peptic ulcers. Consuming juice extracted from red cabbage is a traditional way to treat peptic ulcers. This activity of cabbage is due to high concentration of amino acids called glutamine. Glutamine plays an essential role in treating various stomach conditions and providing vital nutrients to the cells surrounding the small intestine.

answered by J on Feb 20, 2008, 11:50:03


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