The cabbage that we know is not just good for coleslaw. Instead of including it in our menus at least two to three times a week, this vegetable remains unnoticed in supermarkets. Why? Because a lot of people are not aware of the therapeutic effects brought about by cabbage.
In the Middle Ages, cabbage was used for medicinal purposes aside from being a staple food in countries other than the US. As proof, here is a quick list of its many health benefits:
Cabbage is an excellent source of essential vitamins A, B, C and E. Raw cabbage is rich in folic acid which helps prevent birth-related diseases. It is also rich in fiber, and it contains chemicals which help prevent colon cancer. Ulcer, rheumatism, heart disease and skin problems are other diseases that this therapeutic vegetable can help heal.
To enjoy the full health benefits of cabbage, you can consume it raw, drink the juice or cook it lightly along with other green and leafy vegetables for a low-calorie and extremely healthy dish.