28 Health Benefits of Cabbage


Cabbage is the widely consumed vegetable crop around the globe. The Cabbage is a biennial crop mostly grown in the winter season under natural condition. Due to the multiple health benefits of the consumption of the cabbage our ancestors has been cultivating cabbage from the long time back.

Cabbage can be consumed both in the raw in the form of salad and the cooked form. The color of the cabbage can vary from white, red and pink.


Table of Content

Nutritional Value

Health Benefits of Cabbage

1. Anemia
2. Healthy Bone
3. Boost Immunity
4. Pregnancy
5. Constipation
6. Healthy Heart
7. Weight Loss
8. Testosterone
9. Alzheimer Disease
10. Scurvy
11. Cancer Prevention
12. Healthy Eye
13. Joint Pain
14. Blood Pressure
15. Detoxifying
16. Stomach Ulcer
17. Fertility
18. Diabetes 
19. Probiotics
20. Kidney Stones
21. Brain Health
22. Muscle Building
23. Acne
24. Skin
25. Hair
26. Cataract
27. Muscle Soreness
28. Blocking Estrogen Hormone

Health Risk

1. Bloating
2. Food Borne Illness
3. Thyroid


Nutritional Value


The nutrient present in the cabbage is of various types. Cabbage is lush in the carbohydrate, which comprises of less than six percent by volume. It has more than one percent protein and the scant amount of the fat.

Vitamins present in the cabbage are vitamin C, K and various B-complex vitamins like B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B9 in varying amount.

The minerals present in the cabbage are Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Sodium, Potassium and Phosphorous in varying amount (1).


Health Benefits of Cabbage


1. Anemia


Anemia is due to the Iron deficiency. The goodness of the iron innate in the cabbage followed by the presence of the folic acid is claimed to be preventive in the anemia occurrence (2).

2. Healthy Bone


The goodness of the minerals like calcium, phosphorous is beneficial to obtain the healthy bone in the human body. Cabbage contain the adequate amount of the vitamin K, which is helpful in the prevention of the osteoporosis (3).

3. Boost Immunity


The goodness of the nutrient like vitamin C and other is claimed to be beneficial for the healthy immune system in the human body (4).


4. Pregnancy


The goodness of the nutrient like folic acid is beneficial during the pregnancy. Further, the neurological birth defect in the newborns can be prevented during pregnancy (5).

It is essential to adequately wash cabbage or properly cooked before consumption especially during pregnancy.

5. Constipation


The high fiber innate in the cabbage that is more than two percent by volume is beneficial to prevention of constipation in the human body (6).

Anyone with chronic constipation can be benefited by the intake of cabbage especially in the raw form.

6. Healthy Heart


The goodness of the potassium innate in the cabbage is beneficial in obtaining the healthy heart (7).

  

7. Weight Loss


The high content of the fiber in the cabbage is beneficial in the weight loss. Further, low-fat content in the cabbage is beneficial in preventing the weight loss (8).

8. Testosterone


Intake of the cabbage is beneficial for the production of testosterone in the human body. Cabbage contains magnesium and zinc, which is beneficial to boost the level of testosterone (9).

9. Alzheimer Disease


Cabbage is beneficial in the prevention of the Alzheimer’s disease (10).

10. Scurvy


The vitamin C is innate in the cabbage is beneficial in the prevention of the scurvy in the humans. Scurvy is the disease marked by bleeding gums and other noisome effects (11).

11. Cancer Prevention


Cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage can prevent the occurrence of the colon cancer in the human (12).

12. Healthy Eye


Cabbage contains the beta-carotene that is helpful in obtaining the healthy eye (13).

13. Joint Pain


Cabbage is effective in the prevention of the joint pain. The patient with the rheumatoid arthritis is benefited by the wrapping with the cabbage leaves in the affected part. This can soothe the joint pain (14).

14. Blood Pressure


Cabbage is high in the potassium and low in sodium, which is beneficial in lowering of the blood pressure in the human body (15).

15. Detoxifying


Cabbage is beneficial in the detoxifying the toxin in the human (16).

The diuretic property of the cabbage is beneficial to remove the excess liquid from the body. Further, the sulfur innate in the cabbage is beneficial in breaking toxin from the liver.

16. Stomach Ulcer


Cabbage is potential to cure the stomach ulcer in the human body (17).

17. Fertility


Intake of the Cabbage boosts the fertility. This is due to the beneficial effect of the minerals like zinc and phytonutrient called Di-Indole Methane (18).

18. Diabetes

Cabbage is low in the glycemic index which is beneficial to prevent the occurrence of the diabetes is several individuals.

Further, the goodness of the vitamin K, C, Antioxidant, fiber, B6, Iron is claimed to have the beneficial effect during diabetes occurrence (19).

19. Probiotics


Consuming raw cabbage naturally acts as the probiotics help in the proliferating of the gut bacteria (20).

20. Kidney Stones


The presence of the vitamin B6 and C in the cabbage is beneficial in preventing the formation of the kidney stones (21).

21. Brain Health


Consumption of the cabbage is calmed to be beneficial in mentioning the adequate health of the brain. The goodness of the vitamin K and anthocyanin in the cabbage serve as the beneficial function to attend an adequate mental function and enhance concentration (22).


22. Muscle Building


Cabbage is beneficial in building the muscle in the human body. This is due to the goodness of the innate vitamins, minerals, protein innate in the cabbage is beneficial for muscle building (23).

23. Acne


Cabbage is beneficial in the prevention of the acne in the skin (24).

24. Skin


The innate phytonutrient and the antioxidant are beneficial in obtaining healthy skin (25).

25. Hair


The innate sulfur in the cabbage is beneficial for the formation of the keratin protein (26).

26. Cataract


The goodness of the antioxidant innate in the cabbage is beneficial in the prevention of the macular degeneration. This can leads to the demise in the chance of the occurrence of the cataract (27).

27. Muscle Soreness


The lactic acid in the cabbage is beneficial in the prevention of the muscle sourness (28).

28. Blocking Estrogen Hormone


The high level of the phytochemical in the cabbage is beneficial in the prevention of the estrogen production in the human (29).

Health Risk


1. Bloating


There is the increase in the bloating by the consumption of the cabbage. Anyone with the bloating disorder needs to consume cabbage in moderation (30).

2. Food Borne Illness


Consumption of the Leafy vegetable is often associated with the various illness caused by the pathogens like norovirus. This is due to the fecal contamination in the leaves (31).

Despite several hidden risks it his highly advised to consume the cabbage as its aids in obtaining sound health. 

3. Thyroid


The intake of the cabbage is claimed to block the absorption of the iodine by the thyroid gland. Anyone suffering from the hypothyroidism needs to avoid the consumption of the cabbage (32).

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