Thursday, April 18th, 2013

You Should Eat Crispy Cabbage

Cabbage, a sturdy, strong and leafy vegetable is hardy and easy to grow, and healthy and hearty to eat. Geetu Amarnai, a Mumbai based Nutritionist tells you some astonishing health benefits of this green crispy vegetable. Read on.

Yes, this fresh, dark green-leafy cabbage is not only healthy to look but is also incredibly nutritious containing a high content of vitamin punch and other minerals. However, the most important thing is it is very low in fat and calories with 100 g of leaves holding just 25 calories. So it is a boon food for those looking to shed off those extra pounds without starvation. Besides this, it also contains an adequate amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium and is considered as an excellent source of natural antioxidant and vitamin C.

Experts suggest that due the high content of Vitamin C, the regular consumption of cabbage helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals that otherwise affect the skin elasticity. So, it also holds good skin rejuvenation properties. Some other nutrients that are packed in cabbage include:

  • Vitamin A: responsible for the protection of your skin and eyes.
  • Vitamin C: an all important anti-oxidant and helps the mitochondria to burn fat.
  • Vitamin E: a fat soluble anti-oxidant which plays a role in skin integrity.
  • Vitamin B: helps maintain integrity of nerve endings and boosts energy metabolism

Now with all these health benefits it becomes more imperative to include this crispy crunchy cabbage in your daily meal. Enjoy the green crunch to stay lean, thin and glowing!

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