Also a member of the cabbage family, but white cabbage is often overshadowed by green cabbage.
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In reality, the nutritional value of white cabbage is not inferior to green cabbage – it also contains full of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants…
Cancer Prevention. Scientists in the United States have found that white cabbage contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound responsible for destroying cancer stem cells, thereby slowing down the tumor development process. Another study also showed that combining white cabbage with curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) can help prevent and treat prostate cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute of the United States, in addition to sulforaphane, other compounds in white cabbage such as indoles and isothiocyanates also inhibit the development of bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung, and stomach cancer in mice.
Good for the heart. Thanks to its high content of vitamin A, C, B vitamins, and minerals (potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron…), white cabbage can eliminate bad cholesterol from the body to strengthen blood vessels, thereby protecting cardiovascular health.
Anti-inflammatory. White cabbage is rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients, including indole-3-carbinol or I3C, which effectively prevents inflammatory reactions and keeps inflammation levels at the lowest.
Brain health. White cabbage is a good source of choline, a type of vitamin B known for its role in promoting brain development. Choline is also known to reduce age-related memory decline and brain damage related to childhood toxins.
Digestive support. Due to its high fiber content, white cabbage has excellent benefits for intestinal health. Several studies have shown that sulforaphane in cabbage can protect the gastric mucosa by inhibiting the overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach.
Rich in antioxidants. Consuming white cabbage means introducing a wide range of antioxidants and phytonutrients into the body.
According to scientists, with important nutrients, the body will be able to resist aging caused by daily exposure to pollution and stress.