This One Vegetable is Found to Greatly Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

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During recent studies, scientists have discovered that different types of cabbage have different patterns of glucosinolates. This means that you can get the most health benefits by including red, green, and Savoy cabbage in your diet.

Speaking of Savoy cabbage, it turns out this that type of cabbage is a great source of a particular type of glucosinolates called sinigrin. The sinigrin in this vegetable is converted into AITC, or allyl-isothiocyanate. This compound has been shown in numerous studies to have unique cancer prevention benefits, especially in the areas of colon cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer.

Most Americans consume only green cabbage, but you should definitely give red cabbage a try because it has added nutritional benefits, not to mention a more robust flavor. Red cabbage gets its color from a high concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols, which give red cabbage significantly more protective phytonutrients than regular green cabbage.

While we are at it, did you know that cabbage juice has been shown to help stomach ulcers? In fact, current studies show clearly that cabbage has a wide variety of nutrients that are of great benefit to both our stomach and the intestinal lining. This is because cabbage juice is one of the most healing nutrients when it comes to the repair of peptic ulcers, vitamin U. While this isn’t really a vitamin, this enzyme has been proven that when it is applied to ulcers, it helps them to heal quickly. Cabbage juice is also one of the best stimulants of stomach acid. Although most people believe that they produce too much acid, the truth is, they actually produce too little. Having too little stomach acid can lead to digestive problems and significantly increase your risk of infection.

With only 33 calories in one cup of cabbage, almost no fat and a high amount of fiber, this is one smart vegetable when it comes to losing weight. Cabbage is also full of anthocyanins and vitamin K that can help improve concentration levels and mental function. Cabbage contains nutrients that prevent nerve damage, which can lessen your chances of developing mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.

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