1. Digestive health:
Cabbage is a good source of dietary fiber, It is full of gut-friendly insoluble fiber which adds bulk to stools and promotes regular bowel movements. It is rich in soluble fiber too, which has been shown to increase the number of beneficial friendly bacteria like Lactobacilli. The vegetable also contains compounds such as glucosinolates that certain bacteria in the body can hydrolyze and use as prebiotics. Prebiotics help boost gut microflorae.
2. Cardiovascular health:
Some research studies have demonstrated that regular consumption of steamed vegetables of Brassica family, such as cabbage, can have cardioprotective effects. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed a sulfur-containing compound glucosinolates is associated with the reduction of oxidative stress and inflammation. Glucosinolates is present in cabbage. Red cabbage contains powerful compound anthocyaninsi, which gives it vibrant color making it an excellent choice for heart health. Substances called phytosterols help in reducing LDL cholesterol.