I’ve been eating a lot of raw organic cabbage for many years. There are so many blogs on what to eat and which is the best. The important thing to know is that cabbage should be eaten raw to get the most benefits from it. When you cook cabbage, it loses nutrients such as Vitamin C and makes it more difficult for the body to absorb the other nutrients.
Cabbage can be purple, green or white and is related to the broccoli and cauliflower family (cruciferous vegetable family). The purple cabbage an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 and cabbage is a good source of choline, calcium, selenium, such as riboflavin, thiamin, iron, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, vitamin B2, magnesium protein, and niacin. It’s also a wonderful source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, folate, copper manganese, and potassium.
- Eye health – It contains beta-carotene which helps in prevention of macular degeneration of the eyes and helps to keep cataract at bay.
- Weight loss – low in calories at a half a cup, you are only eating 17 calories.
- Brain health – The Vitamin K and anthocyanins in cabbage help with mental function and concentration. It prevents nerve damage, helps to improve your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.
- Premature aging – The Vitamin – C helps with the aging process and keep the skin looking youthful.
- Muscle pain – Steaming these leaves and putting them on your arthritis, gout or overexertion. Leave them on for 10 minutes until they are limp.
- Skin Care – The Vitamin E in cabbage is effective in helping people who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, acne, rashes, insect bites, leg ulcers, and wounds.
- Constipation – Cabbage is extremely high in fiber.
- Hair Care – If you apply its juice starting at the roots for an hour. Shampoo after and you’ll notice how soft it is. The Vitamin A in it helps with hair growth.
- Anti-inflammatory – It helps with inflammation because it is high in amino acids.
- Immunity Booster – Cabbage is high in Vitamin C.
- Cabbage also helps with inflammation in cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
About a year and a half ago, I found the recipe below and thought I would share it with you and is eaten raw.
- 2 cups shredded red cabbage.
- 2 cups shredded green cabbage.
- 1 tablespoon raw organic apple cider vinegar (sometimes, I add more to my liking)
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt.
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.
- 2 Gala apples, cored and very thinly sliced.
- 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped.
Mix it all together and viola.