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6 Amazing Health Benefits of CABBAGE



The word cabbage is derived from the Old French word "Caboce" which meant literally 'head' because the shape of cabbage is similar to some ones head.The botanical name of cabbage is "Brassica oleracea capitata". It is presumably originated in Western Europe. It is a leafy vegetable which is from brassica family that includes, kale, broccoli, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kohlrabi. Cabbage is beneficial in curing various health disorders. Check out some of its wonderful benefits here:

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  • Cabbage is very rich in fiber which helps the body to retain water and moves waste efficiently.
  • The iodine rich cabbage, aids in proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system, apart from keeping the endocrine glands in proper condition.
  • Aids in healing wounds, damaged tissues and proper functioning of nervous system.
  • One of the best anti-oxidants and reduces free radicals in your body.
  • Helps in treating ulcers, certain cancers, depressions, and for strengthening immune system.
  • Cabbage is a good detoxifier too. It purifies blood and removes toxins, the presence of vitamin C and sulphur contribute to the detoxifying effects of cabbage.

Side Effects:

  • Can cause gas and abdominal discomfort in some people, especially those with digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome.
  • It's best to avoid cabbage if you have an under-active thyroid gland.
  • Large quantities of cabbage can cause diarrhea, medication interactions and hypothyroidism.

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