The appeal of cabbage juice lies not in its taste, which is rather bitter, but in the many health benefits you can derive from drinking it. A member of the healthy cruciferous family of vegetables that also includes broccoli and cauliflower, cabbage contains a wealth of micronutrients as well as a wide array of phytochemicals with a similarly broad variety of medicinal properties.
Generally half a cabbage is a good starting amount to juice. I like to combinecabbage juice with other complementary vegetables as it’s quite potent on its own.
The anti-cancer properties in cabbage makes it a powerfully healing food in combating the much feared disease, cancer. Studies after studies have shown that fresh cabbage juice has been effective in the treatment of a number of cancers and ulceration in the digestive tracts.
Include cabbage juice in your daily diet and you will certainly rediscover yourself within a few days. Being rich in insoluble fiber, beta-carotene, vitamins (like B1, B6, K, E, C etc.) and a number of minerals (such as calcium, iodine, magnesium, iron, sulphur and so on), cabbage is considered as an extremely beneficial vegetable for your health, skin and hair.
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a very good source of manganese, dietary fiber,potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. Additionally, cabbage is a good source of choline, phosphorus, vitamin B2, magnesium,calcium, selenium, iron, pantothenic acid, protein and niacin.
Cabbage Juice Recipe
- Warm water
- One middle-sized cabbage
- A bit of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).
The cabbage needs to be soaked in the warm water and a little bit of apple cider vinegar should be poured onto it. The stem sliced off with a knife and the cabbage need to be cut in two halves.
The halves of the cabbage should fit the juicer that you will use. Mix one half of the cabbage until you get juice for drinking. When it comes to the other half, you can store it and use it for later.
The health benefits of cabbage include frequent use as a treatment for constipation, stomach ulcers,headaches, obesity, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Cabbage can vary in color from green to red and purple, and the leaves can be smooth or crinkled. With less than 20 calories per half cup cooked, it is a vegetable worth making room on your plate for.