Try the Delicious and Nutritious Cabbage Soup to enjoy its incredible Health Benefits
Brassica oleracea is a biennial plant from the “Brassica” family. This genus of vegetables includes broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. On its basic structure, it consists of clusters of superimposed leaves in compact layers, allowing it to take round or globular shape vegetable.
Active components in Cabbage
22 calories, cabbage contains many macro and micronutrients such as
calcium, manganese, folate, vitamin A, B6, K, C, iron, and
riboflavin, which are essential to many important processes in the
body, such as sustaining our metabolism and keeping the basic
functions of our nervous system.
In addition, cabbage has a high content of fiber and contains very powerful antioxidants like polyphenols, which are responsible for many of its main benefits against cancer cells and keeping cellular vitality.
This plant is quite complete on nutritional levels, more than many other vegetables of the same kind and at the same time is very low on calories, the reason why it’s highly suggested on diets and health regimes.
One and half table spoon of olive oil
One small cabbage
One and half cups green beans (fresh or frozen)
One yellow onion
Three garlic cloves
Two tablespoons of Italian seasoning
1 (14.5 Oz) can petite diced tomatoes
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth (I use one carton, one can and one-fourth cup water)
Salt and pepper
Three Tablespoon minced fresh parsley
• Heat the olive oil in a big pot over medium-high heat.
• Add carrots, onions and celery then sauté everything for 6 minutes. Then, add garlic and sauté it for one more minute.
• Stir the cabbage, tomatoes, bell pepper, broth, green beans with salt and pepper
• Then boil the mixture and cover and simmer with medium-low heat for about 15 minutes.
• Stir thoroughly and serve it warm.
Note: You can also add one or two tablespoon of lemon juice if you wish, to add an extra flavor to the soup.
Health benefits of cabbage
100 grams of leaves of cabbage provides just 25 calories, but they provide a lot of nutrients. This means you can get a lot of nutritional benefits without an excess of calories
Cabbage is full of phytochemicals like, indole-3-carbinol, thiocyanates, zeaxanthin, lutein, isothiocyanates, and zeaxanthin are strong antioxidants that protect against colon, prostate, and breast cancers while also reducing bad cholesterol levels in the blood
As we’ve said, cabbage can be a great source of antioxidants like vitamin C which provides 36.6 mg which is the same as saying about 61% of RDA per 100g. Consuming vitamin C on a regular basis helps your body resist against infectious agents
Cabbage contains a good amount of minerals like manganese, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Potassium is an essential part of the cells and body fluids that control heart rate and blood pressure.
Essential vitamins like vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin B-1 (thiamin) can be found in good quantities in cabbage. These vitamins are considered essential because our bodies can’t produce them by themselves, we need to get them from our food, and what better than cabbage for that
After reading all these health benefits, you need to try variants of the soup and start enjoying the experience of looking better and feeling better with such a simple and accessible recipe that you can combine with many other natural remedies and recipes to improve your condition and lifestyle every single day.
We’re pretty sure that your body will appreciate it.