Adding more cabbage to your meals will bring forth a long list of nutritional benefits. It’s a filling vegetable that works well with weight loss, pH balanced, plant based and overall optimal health plans. In general it has a nutrient completeness score of 82, and an amino acide score of 58.
There are several different varieties of cabbage. They range in color, taste, and in what nutrients they specialize in. Although all of them are healthy, you should try several and see which is your favorite. The main different types are: green, red, bok choy, Chinese (Napa), and savoy.
Incorporating the many different types of cabbage into your diet can help prevent bladder and colon cancer and lower your bad cholesterol. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. If you have digestion issues, look to cabbage to help heal stomach ulcers and improve intestinal linings. Overall, cabbage is a good source of fiber, potassium, calcium, and vitamins a, b6, c, and k.
In a cup (~90g) of cabbage are:
- 28 calories
- 7 g of carbohydrates
- 0 g of fat
- 1 g of protein
- Vitamin A – 20 % (% of 2,000 calorie daily value)
- Vitamin C – 85 %
- Vitamin K – 42 %
- Vitamin B6 – 9 %
- Manganese – 11 %
Here are ways to get more of this super food into your diet:
- Steam it
- Replace lettuce on burgers and sandwiches
- Sauté it with onions
- Beef and cabbage stir fry