Useful properties of cabbage

Useful properties of cabbageStudying the useful properties of cabbage, scientists discovered one of its peculiarities, which is the presence of vitamin U - methylmethionine. He is able to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines. In addition, the calorie content of cabbage is not high, but there are a lot of vitamins.

The leaves contain a lot of vitamin C, especially in late-ripening varieties. Let's note one more feature of this vegetable: cabbage is able to preserve vitamin C for a long time. The reason for this is as follows: in cabbage, vitamin C is found both in the usual state and in chemical form - ascorbigen. It is the most stable form of vitamin C. Its content in cabbage is more than a potato in 50 times. And if we talk about vitamin C in its pure form, then it is more than in potatoes 2 times. Few people know, but the content of vitamin C cabbage is superior to mandarins and lemons. If to compare with vegetables, for example, carrots, then in cabbage it is more in 10 times.

Useful properties of cabbage are not limited to the presence of vitamin C, it also contains other vitamins: B1, B2, PP. Note that their number is insignificant. White cabbage is a vegetable containing almost the entire set of vitamins that a person needs. In cabbage there is a lot of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and sulfur. If we talk about the trace elements contained in it, we note aluminum, zinc, iron and manganese.

Белокочанная капуста по содержании глюкозы (2,6%) превосходит яблоки, апельсины, лимоны. Что касается фруктозы, то в капусте её больше, чем в картофеле, моркови, луке и лимоне.

Cabbage has a fairly diverse pharmacological effect. It promotes the stimulation of metabolic processes. In addition, it has an anti-inflammatory effect. With atherosclerosis, it is part of the therapeutic diet. Dietary fiber that contains this vegetable, contribute to the removal of cholesterol. It is rich in vitamins C and P, thanks to which the walls of the vessels are strengthened. And if you consider the low caloric content of cabbage, then this vegetable is simply irreplaceable.

Cabbage is useful for increased acidity of the stomach. Its use promotes the stimulation of secretion of the gastric glands. Do not forget that cabbage contains vitamin U, which provides protection against ulceration of the gastric mucosa. Include it in the diet can only be out of periods of exacerbation. The first time it is consumed in a boiled form. And if it is well tolerated, then you can start eating it fresh or add it to salads.

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