The Vegetable that Cleanses and Detoxifies
For years we have known about a vegetable that is a potent anti-aging player and can increase our immune system. When you include this powerful detoxifying vegetable into your normal routine, you will benefit from it’s powerful health-promoting properties. Science has now discovered that the main ingredients from Red Cabbage has some powerful supportive mechanisms to transform our health in an amazing way. See how this cruciferous vegetable can impact our overall health.
Red cabbage is low in calories, and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Red cabbage is a wonderful source of Vitamin C, which helps in anti-oxidation and is therefore involved in maintaining beautiful skin and delaying aging naturally. The outer leaves are rich in Vitamin E, which aids in producing a glowing complexion. Red cabbage is a rich source of vitamin A, which is involved in maintaining clear eyesight. Vitamin A also acts as a natural moisturizer, keeping your skin smooth and supple.
Red cabbage is an abundant source of Vitamin E, and thus helps in immunity building, DNA repair, and other metabolic processes. Red Cabbage boosts the immune system’s ability to produce more antibodies. Red cabbage contains large quantities of sulfur, and other minerals that work as cleansing agents for the digestive system. Raw red cabbage (incorporated into your diet in salads) cleans the bowels, thus preventing indigestion and constipation Researchers have recently identified 36 different varieties of anti- cancer chemicals in red cabbage. This beneficial property is due to the high content of anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids that has been linked to cancer protection. Some varieties of anthocyanins have double the antioxidant effect of vitamin C. Red cabbage is also a good source of indoles, compounds that may reduce the risk of breast cancer by altering estrogen metabolism.
Like many other vegetables, red cabbage is a good source of calcium. Calcium is an essential mineral for people of every age, as it aids in the strengthening of bones and teeth. Proper intake of calcium-rich foods at a young age is important to help overcome osteoporosis during old age. The building up of certain plaques in the brain is found to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study conducted by researchers, the consumption of red cabbage in test individuals noticeably reduced the formation of these plaques. Red cabbage, unlike white or green varieties, has a higher concentration of natural anthocyanins that helps protect against this form of dementia. Red cabbage is believed to have therapeutic value in the treatment of ulcers. The juice of red cabbage has been used in the treatment of ulcers for many years. A high concentration of the amino acid called glutamine is responsible for this healing property. *As noted in the world’s healthiest foods.
Red cabbage can easily be blended into smoothies with a clean organic food powder. You can blend with specific fruits and veggies to make a great drink to start your day.
Known as America’s Health Coach, Dr. Asa Andrew is a national best-selling author of Empowering Your Health and host of the #1 Health Talk Radio Show in North America. In addition to his hit television series, he is a regular contributor to NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX and regarded as a healthcare leader in the field of lifestyle medicine.
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