Cabbage...oh how I love thee..
Americans don't tend to eat a lot of cabbage, but we Russians...we love the stuff! We stuff it, we braise it, we sautee it! It's a bit of a staple..but it's also SUPER healthy.
Why cabbage, you ask?
Cabbage is a secret SUPERFOOD!
-Great for weight loss! It's high in fiber and very low in saturated fat (the bad one) and cholesterol and has only 33 calories in a cup of cooked cabbage!
-Lowers blood pressure due to it's high Potassium content.
-Detoxifies the body. High in sulfur and vitamin C, which helps clear out toxins, like free radicals and uric acid, which are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout.
-Brighten your complextion. Sulfur is known to dry out oily skin and clear up acne.
-Brain food! Cabbage is full of vitamin K, folate and anthocyanins that are known help with concentrationand mental function. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these nutrients, which have also been shown to prevent nerve damage, and lower your chances of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
So with all the benefits to this yummy, versatile food...are you ready to cabbage it up?