Regular consumption of cabbage may prevent many health problems, including stomach cancer.
How cabbage can help prevent stomach cancer?
Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetable rich in nutrients. Cruciferous vegetables contain a variety of phytochemical molecules with anticancer properties. They also have a high content of polyphenols and glucosinolates.
Glucosinolates are compounds which are released when the food undergoes physical changes (milled, chopped, etc.). By coming into contact with myrosinase (an enzyme found in cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables), glucosinolates are transformed into sulforaphane, a molecule that fights against several types of cancers.
The sulforaphanes have bactericidal antibiotic that can fight against a bacterium responsible for stomach ulcers, which may prevent stomach cancer. They also help to remove toxins, to inhibit the formation of tumors and prevent the spread of cancer cells.
This vegetable is also rich in vitamins C, D and K, manganese, iron, antioxidants, folic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium and protein. Cabbage is good source of vitamin B12 and is recommended for vegetarians.
Through its compounds, cabbage can not only prevent gastric cancer, but also it fights against diabetes, gout and inflammation.
Note that the fermented cabbage is naturally rich in probiotics and contains phytonutrients that protect the body and also help prevent stomach cancer. Note that the red cabbage can be more beneficial than the white cabbage.
Other benefits of cabbage
Strengthens the immune system
Rejuvenates and protects the skin from the dangers of the sun
Promotes healthy digestive organs (stomach and intestines)
Reduces high cholesterol
Assists in the training process of red blood cells, because the cabbage is rich in vitamin B12
Improves the mood
Helps remove toxins from the body
Helps strengthen bones
Important note: People suffering from bloating and irritable bowel syndrome should eat cabbage in moderation because it can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and bloating.