Five Reasons Why You Should Include Cabbage More In Your Diet
Asides from making salads a few times, most people don’t remember to include cabbage in their diets.
Cabbage is a highly nutritious vegetable. This often ignored fibrous vegetable is rich in four major nutrients; choline, beta-carotene, lutein, and quercetin.
According to Health Line, just one cup of cabbages contains the following;
- Calories: 22
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Vitamin K: 85% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 54% of the RDI
- Folate: 10% of the RDI
- Manganese: 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
- Calcium: 4% of the RDI
- Potassium: 4% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
Here’s why you should include cabbages more in your diet
Helps to aid weight loss
This vegetable is low on calories, rich in fibre thus is quite filling. Many individuals have testified to losing weight after staying on a cabbage diet. You can also include other proteinous meals such a chicken, beef, sausages, and brown rice.
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Fruits and vegetables like cabbages are known to be rich in Vitamin C which boosts the production of collagen, the structural protein that replenishes the skin.
Cabbage is rich in nutrients like amino acids that help fight against inflammation. The body produces amino acids to aid the digestion and break down food faster.
Promotes healthy vision
The beta-carotene in cabbages helps to prevent eye cataracts while the lutein protects the retina and lens alongside another antioxidant called zeaxanthin which cabbage also contains.
Boosts immune system
They’re very rich in vitamins which helps to boost the immune system in the body. Your immune system needs aid from vitamin to help flush out free radicals that causes sickness and diseases in the body.
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