Savoy Cabbage – get ready for the season!

In our previous post we introduced the best ways to use Savoy Cabbage in your kitchen! Now it’s time to learn why  Savoy Cabbage is such a precious veggie. 

Healthy benefits of Savoy Cabbage:cabbage nutripanda

This inconspicuous vegetable is an excellent source of vitamins:

  • vitamins A (beta-carotene) – essential to maintain your eye and skin health
  • vitamin B6 – very important for the quality of your blood
  • vitamin B9 (folate) – helps in regulating your metabolism and blood fractions
  • vitamin C – strengthens your immune system
  • vitamin K – assists in proper blood coagulation

& minerals:

  • Iron, vitamins B6, B9 & K – all together boosting the functionality of your blood cells
  • Calcium – essential micronutrient for your bones, and especially for young kids and postmenopausal age women
  • Magnesium – helps keeping your blood pressure right

Savoy Cabbage:

  • is a great source of fibre, both soluble and insoluble fractions, which help in regulating your digestive tract functioning and is beneficial for people trying to lose weight
  • is full of antioxidants, which means that it strengthens up your immune system and may prevent the occurrence of chronic diseases, including cancer and coronary artery disease
  • the results of cohort study carried out in Denmark show that eating cabbage is associated with lower risk of Diabetes type 2
  • is an anti-inflammatory agent – contains many components, including glutamine which helps in reducing the effects of inflammation that occur in many chronic diseases, allergies, diabetes and many more. Glutamine is known to be one of the strongest anti-inflammatory agents and also helps in regulating the bacterial population of Helicobacter pylori in your gut, which can lower the risk of stomach troubles.

Wondering what’s the best way to prepare Savoy Cabbage without losing any valuable components? Follow our blog for the most delicious and healthy recipes!

 

Love,

edinburgh nutrition Team

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