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YOUR DIET


Eat Your Greens! S


Discover the fantastic health and beauty benefits of the king of vegetables – the cabbage!


cientists have discovered that cabbage, savoy in particular, contains high levels of sinigrin, which has been found to help prevent


cancer. It is particularly effective in the prevention of cancer of the bladder, breast, colon and prostate and works best if it is just lightly cooked.


The Romans were the first to recognise the amazing health benefits of this green leafy veg, using it to treat a range of ailments, while the ancient Greeks used fresh white cabbage juice to treat soreness or infection in the eyes.


When gently steamed, the antioxidants in cabbage help to reduce levels of cholesterol.


All cabbage contains health- promoting antioxidants. However, it’s been discovered that red cabbage has especially high levels of anthocyanin, which is an excellent at protecting the body, and it’s this which also makes the cabbage that wonderful red colour and may help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.


The Germans are a very healthy bunch, as they regularly tuck into a traditional dish of pickled cabbage known as sauerkraut.


Source organic cabbage whenever possible. You will not be ingesting harmful pesticides and chemicals and will reap only the benefits of its natural leafy goodness!


Cabbage is literally brimming with vitamins, and is especially rich in Vitamin C, dietary fibre, folic acid, potassium and antioxidants – which are all essential for promoting healthy, youthful looking skin.


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Cabbage is good for us, inside and out. High levels of free radicals and uric acid in each leaf fight against a range of skin conditions, including eczema and hard, dry skin.


There are so many different types of delicious cabbage and greens to enjoy and a host of ways to prepare them, so whether it’s savoy, curly kale or red, take your pick and get stuck in!


Not only is it low in fat and calories and so is a great food for slimming, but cabbage is a good source of vitamin A, which is needed for eye function and healthy skin. This veg also contains vitamin D, which can help reduce spots, acne and blemishes.


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