Cabbage generally takes a back seat to most vegetables that are recommended for a health-conscious lifestyle. It’s also shunned for its somewhat bitter flavor. Cabbage actually delivers the equivalent of a knockout punch in the ring of nutrition — as much as broccoli, kale and spinach do.
Like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and watercress, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable. Cruciferous veggies pack a lot of phytonutrient power. These nutrients match or exceed the effectiveness of some commercial medications in how they work within the body. For example, the stomach lining benefits from the presence of gefarnate and the amino acid.
L-glutamine, two chemicals present in cabbage juice. Juicing cabbage allows the user to get more of its nutritious power in one serving. Don’t end up on the ropes.
Get the lowdown on the health benefits of cabbage juice:
Cabbage and cabbage juice are antioxidant-rich foods. Antioxidants counter the damaging presence of free radicals.
2. Cancer Fighter
The phytochemicals in cabbage juice boost the immune system so it can fight off viruses, illnesses and diseases like various cancers.
The omega-3 fatty acid content of juiced red cabbage helps lower blood pressure, LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.
4. Complexion and Skin
Cabbage is loaded with nutrients to maintain skin integrity: vitamins A and E for healing and rejuvenation, sulfur for infections, and potassium for purity.
Cabbage juice contains lactic acid, a natural chemical that aids gut flora and acts like a disinfectant in the colon.
Dietary sulfur is a mineral known to boost hair growth and curb hair loss. Cabbage juice has it, along with another hair-promoting mineral called silicon.
Cabbage juice is a proven anti-inflammatory.
Cabbage is like an all-natural multivitamin that adds minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and thiamin. These minerals are required for bone density, hormonal regulation, and a steady heartbeat.
Cabbage juice is an all-natural bowel detox.
Official studies point to cabbage juice’s healing powers when it comes to faster healing of ulcerous craters. Glutamine, which is present in cabbage juice, works better than an OTC antacid and nourishes the GI tract — which antacids don’t.
To get the best results from cabbage juice, drink one serving — about four ounces — fresh from a quality electric juicer. Drinking more than four ounces’ worth in one serving may induce gas and mild cramping. In lieu of sugar or salt, mix cabbage juice with carrot juice or apple juice to make it more palatable. Most of all: drink to your health!