According to this article from WebMD, cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables that, due to their copious health benefits, we should eat several servings of each week.
Members of the cruciferous family of vegetables (including cabbage, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kale) all contain a holistic mix of phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals, and fiber vital to a healthy diet. The WebMD article further notes that according to a review of research published in the October 1996 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 70% or more of the studies conducted found a link between cruciferous vegetables and protection against cancer.
Cabbage comes in various forms and is a perfect addition to soups, salads, sandwiches and stir fry. This article from The Worlds Healthiest Foods recommends eating different types of cabbage (red, green and Savoy) and steaming the cabbage (as opposed to eating it raw) to maximize the vast health benefits of making cabbage a part of your regular diet.
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