Sunday, 19 June 2016

Benefits of Red cabbage For Weight Loss (Daily Life)

The red cabbage (purple-leaved varieties of Brassica oleracea Capitata Group) is a kind of cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, red kraut, or blue kraut after preparation. Its leaves are coloured dark red/purple. However, the plant changes its colour according to the pH value of the soil, due to a pigment belonging to anthocyanins. In acidic soils, the leaves grow more reddish, in neutral soils they will grow more purple, while an alkaline soil will produce rather greenish-yellow coloured cabbages. This explains the fact that the same plant is known by different colours in various regions. Furthermore, the juice of red cabbage can be used as a home-made pH indicator, turning red in acid and green/yellow in basic solutions. It can be found in Northern Europe, throughout the Americas, and in China.

On cooking, red cabbage will normally turn blue. To retain the red colour it is necessary to add vinegar or acidic fruit to the pot.

Red cabbage needs well fertilized soil and sufficient humidity to grow. It is a seasonal plant which is seeded in spring and harvested in late fall. Red cabbage is a better keeper than its "white" relatives and does not need to be converted to sauerkraut to last the winter.

What are the Health Benefits of Red cabbage For Weight Loss (Daily Life) ?

1. Diet
Red cabbage suitable for those of you who are on a diet, because it contains only 33 calories.

2. Good for the brain
Red cabbage are also high in vitamin C and anthocyanins are beneficial for mental health and improve concentration. In addition, red vegetables can prevent nerve damage, lower the risk of Alzheimer's and dementia.

3. Helps detoxify the body
Vitamin C can eliminate toxins (free radicals and gout) and red cabbage contain lots of vitamin C.

4. Prevent Cancer
There are some ingredients in red cabbage to fight cancer cells as lupeol, sinigrin and sulforaphane. All of these substances can stimulate the activity of the enzyme and inhibit the growth of cancer.

5. Relieve headaches
Frequent headaches, try using red cabbage. By drinking red cabbage juice every day, also helps relieve headaches.

Read Also :
Health Benefits Of Chinese Cabbage For Your Body
Health Benefits Of Cabbage (Brassica Oleracea) For Your Body
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