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The Benefits of Juicing Cabbage

Posted on December 07, 2012 by Juicers Best

The cabbage is part of the cruciferous family, which includes incredibly healthy foods such as kale, brussel sprouts, and broccoli.  The cabbage is known to have several medicinal uses and an endless number of health benefits.  Cabbage is rich in many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are easily and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream when the cabbage is juiced.  The cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin B6, C, K, folate acid, manganese, iron, phosphorus, thiamin, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Cabbage juice is exceptionally beneficial for digestive disorders.  It is known to help treat peptic ulcers due to its content of an amino acid known as glutamine.  Glutamine promotes the growth and restoration of the cells that line the digestive tract.  Cabbage juice is also effective in curing digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and colitis.  Cabbage juice is high in sulphur, iodine, and chlorine content which aids in cleansing the mucus membranes in intestinal tracts.  Furthermore, cabbage juice will keep you regular, as it acts as a natural mild laxative.

Drinking cabbage juice frequently has proven to aid in preventing and fighting various kinds of cancers.  Studies have proven cabbage juice to significantly reduce the risk of contracting breast, prostate, lung, liver, ovarian, and colon cancer.  Cabbage juice is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants which also aid in preventing cancer.  They are known to prevent something known as oxidative stress, which is when the metabolism of oxygen in the cells is compromised.  This process is the cause of the growth and development of numerous cancers.  Cabbage juice is also rich in a compound known as sulforaphane, which protects your cells from harmful foreign agents.

Cabbage is also rich in selenium, which is known to help in fighting cancer and preventing heart disease.  Selenium has also proven to be particularly useful for conditions primarily found in the elderly.  It is known to slow the aging process by encouraging healthy and younger looking skin.  Selenium is also known to improve the effects of arthritis and increase male potency.  In addition, thanks to its high content of chlorophyll, cabbage juice has shown to be helpful in preventing anemia. 

Adding cabbage juice to your diet may also aid in weight loss, as it inhibits the conversion of sugar and carbohydrates into fat.  Cabbage is also a perfect addition to any weight loss diet because it is significantly low in calories.  Cabbages are also part of an effective remedy for treating skin wounds.  By wrapping cabbage leaves around affected areas of damaged skin, such as burns, sores, and blisters, it will encourage a faster healing process.

 

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