Cabbage, commonly lumped into the same category as lettuce because of similar appearance, is actually part of the cruciferous vegetable family.
Cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, cabbage and broccoli are known to be full of nutrients. If you are trying to improve your diet cruciferous vegetables should be at the top of the list for groceries. Cabbage can give you some special benefits for reducing cholesterol levels, if you cook it by steaming.
A popular way to consume cabbage is in a fermented form, such as sauerkraut and kimchi. Chocked full of probiotics, fermented foods are one of the best things that you can consume for the immune and digestive systems. Healthy microbes generate acidic environment in order to maintain and develop a taste and enzymes in the fermentation process, which make the vitamins and minerals, which is easier to absorb.
The content of fiber and water in cabbage also helps prevent constipation and maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Eating adequate fiber promotes regularity, which is crucial for the daily toxins through the bile and stool.
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