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Nutritive leafy cabbage for the health conscious

health-and-fitness Updated: Feb 08, 2010 00:58 IST

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1 Cabbage works to protect the human body from free radicals that can damage the cell membranes. It also signals our genes to increase its production of enzymes involved in detoxification.

2 Cabbage may lower the incidence of lung, stomach and colon prostate cancer.

3 Cabbage is a muscle builder, blood cleanser and eye strengthener.

4 To heal stomach ulcer, the juice of fresh raw cabbage is known to be beneficial. It is also effective in treating fungal infection.

5 Cabbage is rich in iron and sulphur.

6 Cabbage contain a substance that can increase the production of antioxidant and detoxification enzymes. Red Cabbage has more of this substance than the green cabbage.

7 The vitamin C content of red cabbage is 6-8 times higher than that of the green cabbage.

8 Red cabbage contain anthocyanin (red pigment/colour) is an antioxidant that can help protect brain cells, thus help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
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