The beneficial powers of the leafy cabbage

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Cabbage is a vegetable always present at the greengrocers. Although a winter vegetable, the leafy cabbage makes its presence seen throughout the year. It is an essential vegetable in the daily diet, and a tasty one at that. Cabbage is known for myriad benefits in the beauty and health scenarios. People usually complain of gas after eating a cabbage. But instead of blaming the vegetable, it is a clear indication that the body needs a detox.  Other than its body cleansing benefits, it is rich in antioxidants and is an excellent home remedy for constipation. Cabbage is rich in fiber, beta carotene, and vitamins C, E, K and B-complex. Here are a few benefits of cabbage:

1. Cleanser – cabbage is an excellent bowel cleanser, if taken in either its leafy form or juice. It is also good for treating colitis.

2. Weight loss – Cabbage is rich in water and is a good way to lose weight. Obese people are always told to drink cabbage juice or have salad rich in cabbage. The tartronic acid converts excess sugar and fat and expels them from the body.

3. Antioxidants – Rich in vitamin C, cabbage is abundant in antioxidants. It reduces free radicals from the body and fights ageing.

4. Ulcer – Cabbage juice is extremely effective for those suffering from stomach ulcers as it is rich in Vitamin C and U. It cannot be obtained after cooking, as the vitamins get destroyed.

5. Cancer prevention – Cabbage juice is effective in fighting cancer in the breast, colon and prostate due to its powerful antioxidants.

6. Strong bones – Cabbage helps in strengthening bones thanks to its Vitamin K and iron content.

7. Others – cabbage is known for its immunity boosting properties as well as preserving eye health, fighting constipation, controlling high blood pressure, cures headaches and reduces skin inflammation.

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