How many times have older folks suggested putting a cabbage leaf on a painful spot or inside your bra if you are a breastfeeding Mum suffering from mastitis. Some say it is a panacea for health and that there’s nothing that this leaf cannot heal? Perhaps they didn’t have scientific facts to support their claim, however, it turns out they were right and there are many studies that have proven this.
Cabbage is one of the most powerful foods available to us, which is why everyone should include it in their menu. It has strong antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and antibacterial properties, especially if consumed fresh.
Try the following powerful drink, which is a combination of cabbage, aloe vera juice (you can buy it from any local health food store), ginger , lemon and mint, and it is extremely tasty.
200 ml aloe vera juice
• ¼ of a fresh cabbage head
• 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
• Optional: a few mint leaves,
½ a cucumber
Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix until you obtain a homogenous mass. Consume the resulting drink while it’s fresh.
• It stimulates body detoxification. Thanks to the glucosinolate, a compound found in cabbage, this drink helps the body to eliminate harmful substances that cause health issues.
• It heals the skin. Cabbage contains phytochemicals, antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E, which do wonders for your skin. They hydrate dry skin, reduce sebum secretion in oily skin and soothe inflamed acne.
• It has a beneficial effect on the digestive system. This fresh cabbage drink alleviates the work of the digestive tract by stimulating food digestion and preventing constipation. It also relieves stomach ulcers and strengthens the stomach lining.
• It lowers bad cholesterol levels. If you have problems with high cholesterol, especially with LDL (bad cholesterol), then cabbage will be of great help to you because it doesn’t contain any fat and is rich in phytosterols and soluble fibers, which are very important in the fight against cholesterol.
• It aids in weight loss. Cabbage is very low in calories, which is why it is suitable for all kinds of diets. A large cabbage head contains about 250 calories. This leafy vegetable is also rich in fibers that help curb appetite and balance the level of sugar in blood.
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