benefits of cabbage

What You Need To Know About The Benefits of Cabbage

  • Summary: There are two main types of cabbage: white (most common) and red. The red cabbage packs more of every nutrient than white cabbage but both are great for your health. In addition to red and white, consumers can choose a variety of forms such as raw (awesome in salads), fermented, juiced and more.
  • Origin: Cultivated from the wild cabbage found along the Mediterranean coast, today’s cabbage grows well in many locations around the world. 
  • Potential Health Benefits and Uses
    • Obesity
    • Cancer Prevention
    • High Cholesterol
    • Diabetes
  • Side Effects & Interactions: Always consult with a licensed healthcare provider.
  • Additional Information:

What Is The Benefit Of Cabbage?

What Benefits Might I Get From Cabbage?

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A key to losing weight or keeping it off is feeling full. Fiber can help with that and cabbage packs dietary fiber. Whether raw, cooked, or fermented your body will recognize that fullness feeling and stop nagging you!

Cancer Prevention

Many nutritional studies of cabbage have pointed out the high levels of anti-cancer compounds found in cabbage. Compounds like lupeol or sinigrin can stimulate enzyme activity that inhibit tumor growth.

High Cholesterol

Fermented cabbage, as a probiotic, may reduce serum cholesterol. The mechanism seems to be lactic acid bacteria found in fermented cabbage. Yeah, sometimes it’s just to enjoy the benefits without the additional knowledge….


Cabbage (and other cruciferous vegetables) even made the Cleveland Clinic’s Top 5 foods to eat when you have diabetes. Obviously, if you don’t have diabetes cabbage is a great choice to help keep it that way.

Additional Information & References On The Benefits Of Cabbage

You are in charge of your health. Doing a little extra research will not only let you make better decisions but also empower YOU with knowledge of the benefits of cabbage, whether red; white; raw; cooked; fermented; juiced or whatever! To help you learn more let HealthCare Too start you with some links:

Cabbage Products

When you are ready, here are some products that may help you experience some of cabbage’s health benefits for your own health and household.