Cabbage, the SUPERFOOD you need

Beauty comes from within.

If you eat on a healthy and balanced diet, your skin will be glowing. No amount of makeup can mask a poor and unbalanced diet. I eat cabbages on a daily basis. On my salads and even sometimes in my soup.

Just try it …

What it is

Brassica vegetables (the plant family that includes cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, and broccoli, to name a few) are healthy eating power players! Cabbage in particular provides unique health benefits and comes in many varieties.

What it does

  • Fiber: Cabbage is a stomach’s best friend. Like its trendier cousins brussel sprouts, broccoli, and kale, cabbage is an amazing source of fiber. Raw cabbage has also been shown to help cure stomach ulcers  .
  • Antioxidants: Red cabbage is chock full of anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant commonly found in blue, purple, and red plants. Antioxidants can reduce inflammation, provide cancer protection, and boost brain function.
  • Lowers cholesterol: Look to this superfood for a natural and effective cholesterol reducer. Cabbage prevents bile from absorbing fat after a meal, which lowers the overall amount of cholesterol in the body  .
  • Glucosinolates: Cabbage contains sulfur-based compounds called glucosinolates that have anti-carcinogenic properties.  In the body, glucosinolates become compounds called isothiocyanates, which some studies suggest inhibit the growth of cancer cells  .

Why we love it

It is delish, it makes me feel so good. But most importantly, my skin feels it.

It is a true SUPERFOOD.

 

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