March 16, 2010

Pass the Cabbage Please!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m sure many people are thinking about their evening feast of corned beef and cabbage (and possibly some green beer). While corned beef isn’t the healthiest food you could choose – cabbage can be considered a super food.

Cabbage is a great source of indoles, which is a health promoting compound that has been found to help regulate estrogen in a favorable way in both men and women, that is likely to reduce the risk of cancer.

The pigments that give red or purple cabbage its color contain anthocyanins, which are molecules acting as strong antioxidants helping to fight free radicals.

Along with all of its other benefits, cabbage is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K and high amounts of fiber are just a few of the long list of health benefits. Not bad for one of the lowest calorie foods on earth!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and be sure to hold the corned beef and load up on the cabbage!   

1 comment:

  1. I just don't agree. Cabbage is worthless...the only thing that cabbage contributes to the world is its potential ability to be used as a pH indicator in high school lab rooms or poorly funded collegiate research. Bottom line, it doesn't have exceptional taste, it smells even worse, and no one eats this stuff anyway. GO CORNED-BEEF-HASH!