White cabbage contains in its composition B vitamins (in particular, B1, B2, B6), ascorbic acid, vitamins E, PP, K, pantothenic and folic acids, provitamin A. It is also rich in potassium salts, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, fiber, sugar, enzymes, organic acids, phytoncides. Vitamin C, contained in white cabbage, is well preserved. It is customary to use this type of cabbage in medical nutrition. The product is included in the diet when:
- diseases associated with the heart and kidneys;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- violations of the water-salt balance;
White cabbage juice has a positive effect on patients suffering from gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Fresh cabbage juice for medicinal purposes is taken three times a day, half a glass warm before meals. It is indicated for low stomach acidity, and for high stomach acidity, it is strictly prohibited. The therapy lasts at least a month.
Boiled cabbage leaves in milk are mixed with seedlings and used as a poultice for eczema.
Purulent wounds are treated with compresses from chopped fresh cabbage leaves mixed with egg white.
Diluted cabbage juice is useful for gargling with sore throat.
Cabbage will also help in facial rejuvenation and hair strengthening. For this purpose, it is mixed with lemon juice. Can be added to masks and spinach.
Cabbage is no less useful broccoli… Broccoli is a type of cauliflower, but its nutritional value is higher. Scientists argue that the constant inclusion of this healthy vegetable in the diet can prevent the development of atherosclerosis.
Red cabbage – leader in carotene content. It is rich in vitamins. It contains a lot of minerals, salts of potassium, magnesium, iron, sugar. Such cabbage contains fiber, proteins, enzymes, phytoncides. In addition, dyes are also present in it. Vitamin C in this type of cabbage contains much more than in white cabbage.
The inclusion of the product in the diet will improve gastric motility and help to cope with the problem of constipation. For problems with the digestive tract, red cabbage is used in small quantities.
Savoy cabbage in comparison with white cabbage, it contains more proteins and vitamins. It is rich in carbohydrates, organic acids. It contains a lot of enzymes, fiber, carotene, vitamins C, B1, B2, E, K. Mineral salts of potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, cobalt are present in its composition. This vegetable is used in medical nutrition as a valuable dietary product.
Cauliflower is a high quality product because it contains a lot of nitrogenous substances. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, ascorbic acid, vitamin PP, pantothenic acid, enzymes, mineral salts, trace elements, cobalt, magnesium. It is used as a dietary product for diagnosed problems associated with the gastrointestinal tract. The vegetable is also included in the children’s diet.
Kohlrabi can be found in many supermarkets. It is rich in vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates. It contains phosphorus and calcium. There is also a lot of fiber with enzymes. The product has high dietary properties. It is indicated for use by women in position and children.
However, you should not overuse cabbage. This can provoke side effects such as:
- stomach ache;
- in children – renal colic.
Despite its benefits, cabbage (all of its types) has a number of contraindications.
Among them, you can see the aggravation of the following ailments:
- gastrointestinal ulcers;
- renal failure;
Also, cabbage juice increases the acidity of gastric juice, so people with this problem should be careful to include cabbage in their food so as not to cause heartburn.
The inclusion of different types of cabbage in the diet will benefit the body and make a person healthier. This valuable vegetable should not be neglected. It is important to know for what health problems this or that type of this useful product will help.