Cabbage is a part of the cruciferous vegetable family which is full of beneficial vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants that can improve a person’s overall health. It is packed with vitamin A, D, C and K as well as with iron and potassium.
The sulforaphane found in cabbage may help protect against cancer. According to studies, increasing consumption of plant-based foods like cabbage can reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and overall mortality. Moreover, it can also increase your energy, promote healthy complexion, purify your blood, boost digestion, and detoxify your liver.
When applied to affected areas, cabbage can reduce inflammation and redness, and treat skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and minor wounds. Its vitamin A and D can also prevent the deterioration of your skin and protect your cells against damage. Plus, its richness in vitamin C helps in slowing down the process of aging and keep your skin glowing.
Eating a half-cup of cooked cabbage would provide 30-35 percent of daily vitamin C needs. Aside from this, it also provides:
81.5 micrograms of vitamin K
22 micrograms of folate
11 milligrams of magnesium
One-half cup of shredded cooked cabbage (75 grams) contains:
4 grams of carbohydrate (including 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of sugar)
1 gram of protein
Plus, it also contains the flavonoids quercetin, apigenin, and kaempferol as well as the antioxidants lutein, zeaxanthin, choline, and beta-carotene. Lesser amounts of vitamin B-6, calcium, potassium, and thiamin can also be found.
Types Of Cabbage
This type of cabbage has darker and bigger leaves, thus making it ideal as a wrap for different fillings.
This is also known as Bok Choy. Its green leaves have white veins and are in oval shape.
This common type of cabbage contains different vitamins and minerals. It can be added to various meals, soups, stews or be eaten in a salad.
Red Or Purple Cabbage
This is much thicker than the green one and has a tangier taste. It is also full of essential nutrients.
How To Use Cabbage As A Remedy Against Joint Pain
You need the following:
- First, take out the top layer leaves of the cabbage.
- Wash it with water and let it dry before removing the stem.
- Take out the cabbage juice with the help of a rolling pin.
- Wrap the cabbage leaf in aluminum foil and warm it up in an oven.
- Then, apply it to the painful area and secure it using gauze or bandage.
This remedy will work for at least an hour. To achieve the best results, repeat the process 2-3 times a day. You can also put the leaf in the fridge for an hour if you want a cold compress.