Cabbage has a long and fascinating history. Once known as a panacea for all ills, the ancient Romans prized cabbage as having originated from the sweat of the god Jupiter! Now we know that cabbage is truly healthful. Find out the many ways cabbage promotes good health, here:
Raw cabbage detoxifies the stomach and upper bowels, improving digestive efficiency and facilitating rapid elimination. It alkalinizes the body, stimulates the immune system, kills harmful bacteria and viruses, soothes and heals ulcers, helps prevent cancer, and clears the complexion.
Cabbage’s sulfur and iodine content will improve circulation. Cabbage is a rich source of vitamin C; the outer leaves are concentrated in vitamin E and contain at least a third more calcium than the inner leaves. Red cabbage also contains phenolic compounds which give added antioxidant properties. Members of the cabbage family mildly stimulate the liver and other tissues out of stagnancy.
Adapted from Whole Foods Companion, by Dianne Onstad (Chelsea Green, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Dianne Onstad. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Whole Foods Companion, by Dianne Onstad (Chelsea Green, 2004).