Perhaps one of the most humble foods there is, cabbage is one of my favourite looking vegetables…so bright and colourful and when I slice one open, even mesmerizing to look at.
First and foremost, cabbage contains the trifecta – Vitamin A, C and E – our important nutrients for skin health.
Fun fact: when compared to oranges, cabbages contain around 11% more vitamin C by weight than our citrus friends. An important anti-aging tool, this is one fact to remember!
Vitamin A and C are involved in helping reduce wrinkles and skin lines, whilst vitamin C also acts to repair damaged skin tissue through the formation of new collagen and connective tissue.
The B vitamins present in cabbage also assist nervous support and energy balance.
Part of the brassica bunch, Cabbage is rich in sulfur which is required for the synthesis of glutathione, one of the body’s most potent endogenous antioxidants.
Rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium, cabbage plays a role in the efficient working of our nervous and muscular systems.
Cabbage is a fabulous source of fibre and a great detoxifier. It provides a good source of iodine, essential for thyroid support and function.
So get creative and get cabbage into your daily diet. A fun way is to ferment it, which creates beneficial bacteria to help cleanse the digestive tract. If this isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps add some to your next salad, stir fry or curry.
Lucky they are available virtually all year round and are fairly inexpensive.