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Cabbage, a Natural Medicine for Cancer and Diabetes
6. Anti-diabetic benefits
In studies done in 2008, diabetic rats were fed red cabbage for 60 days. Afterwards, it was discovered that all the rats has lower blood glucose levels, lost weight, and had restored renal function. The research findings were published in the Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Scientists believe that it’s the antioxidant and anti-hyperglycemic properties which help with diabetes. Cabbage is also a great source of fiber, which is well known to help prevent diabetes as it slows the body’s absorption of sugar.
7. Improves Blood Pressure
Cabbage contains high levels of potassium, which opens up the blood vessels in the body, easing the blood flow and lowering the overall blood pressure.
8. Headache reducer
Making a warm compress made from cabbage leaves can reduce the pain of a headache. Or, if you suffer from chronic headaches, drink 2 ounces of raw cabbage juice daily.
9. Disease fighting vitamins
Just half a cup of green cabbage has 47 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 102 percent of vitamin K, as well as some others. Antioxidants are vital to support the immune system in its ability to fight pathogens as well as combat the signs of aging, and vitamin C is loaded with antioxidants. Vitamin K aids in the clotting of blood and healthy bones.
Although all leafy green veggies have these two important vitamins, some have more than others. Brussels sprouts and broccoli have the most vitamin C. Kale and spinach have loads of vitamin K. Cabbage contains good amounts of both of these vitamins.
10. Help with digestion problems
Compounds found in cabbages actually strengthen stomach muscles, which can help your body resist acid attacks. Europeans often drink one cup of cabbage juice daily for symptoms of stomach ulcers and heartburn. Studies prove that this actually works. After consuming cabbage juice for 10 days, subjects with stomach ulcers had significant healing.
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