– Cabbage is known to be rich in vitamins A, E and C which, all combined within this food, make it one of the richest foods with antioxidants that protect the body from various diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, certain types of cancers, age-related diseases.
– Cabbage also contains B group vitamins, of which the most important is vitamin B9 known to be beneficial for pregnant women. It is also an important source of vitamin K and it contains calcium.
– Cabbage plays an important role in facilitating intestinal transit thanks to its richness in fibers (2 g / 100 g).
– Cabbage is a food that’s poor in calories (about 27 cal./100 g.). Thus, it is very suitable for weight loss diets. In addition, due to its richness in fibers and to the fact that it takes time to chew, cabbage becomes a food that helps reach satiety.
– If you belong to those for whom cabbage causes gases or bloating, make sure to buy small-sized cabbage and remove its outer leaves and avoid consuming its stem. Afterwards, place a small quantity of water in a pot that you’ll put on a fire. Place some cabbage leaves in it (after washing them). Leave the pot open (so that to let sulfur evaporate). Wait until the leaves become soft and then remove them from the pot and add them to salads or some Asian dishes.