Cabbage is a member of the Brassica family and contains the same disease fighting groups of compounds as other Cruciferous vegetables. It also contains a compound called lupeol that has very effective and potent anti inflammatory abilities.1 This makes cabbage a great vegetable to eat to fight off inflammation in the body as well prevent all kinds of diseases such as arthritis, cancer and Alzheimer’s, all of which stem from inflammation. Many known diseases tend to stem from inflammation in the body so eating cabbage daily can help fight off the onset of many diseases before they begin. Cabbage has also been a very effective treatment for peptic ulcers.3
Red cabbage seeds seem to also have potential anti fungal and anti bacterial qualities to them as well as similar cancer fighting chemicals as grown cabbage.2
- Saleem M. Lupeol, a novel anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer dietary triterpene. Cancer Letters. November 28, 2009:285(2):109-115
- Ye X, Ng T, Zhang Y, et al. Protein from red cabbage (Brassica oleracea) seeds with antifungal, antibacterial, and anticancer activities. Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry. September 28, 2011;59(18):10232-10238.
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