Cabbage is not that a glamourous vegetable. Many people disregard this kind of vegetable because physically it is not that amazing to be included in a plate presentation. However, you could be surprised and amazed by its incredible benefits. This humble vegetable hides a wealth of important nutrients and had amazing disease fighting substance that could prevent cancer, heal ulcers and even helps you in reducing cholesterol levels in the body.
Cabbage vegetable in particular will provide you a unique health benefits and it comes in many varieties. The most common types of this vegetable that you can find in many grocery stores are savoy, spring greens, red, green and white. It is considered to be a health food because of the cabbage soup diet where a strict participants eat unlimited amounts of the soup to lose a weight of as much as 10 to 15 pounds in just a single week. The weight loss plan is possible because the vegetable used in the soup had a high content of water which helps in losing weight.
A red type cabbage boasts more impressive health benefits compared to the green variety of it which considered to substitute more colorful bulbs for the green one in the recipes. Generally speaking, vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables proven to have richer antioxidant content than those paler ones produced.
Take advantage of this superfood vegetable by cooking it with the recipe you like or not at all. The heat will break down the essential chemical compounds that give the vegetable nutritional superpowers, so it would be better to get the most out of every bite by keeping the crunchiness of it. Try eating the vegetable in raw, steamed or you can slightly saute it than cooking it in a long period of time. Cooking the vegetable n this manner will maximize its health benefits.
The vegetable is economically friendly, too. It is inexpensive, stores well and it is actually available throughout the year from the late summer season through the winter. The best of its bulbs are tightly packed, vividly colored and had a heavy weight. You can store a whole cabbage in your refrigerator for one to two weeks and about five to six days when you chopped it before storing.
According to the saying, “too much is dangerous”. It is also true with too much consumption of cabbage vegetable. The vegetable contains “goitrogen” which can lead to goiters.