The white cabbage long since is present at kitchen gardens thanks to the unpretentiousness to cultivation conditions, it grows almost everywhere, except for sandy deserts and snow of Far North.
Today we will talk about advantage of vegetable for our organism, about where it is applied except cookery.
Caloric content and nutrition value
Caloric content of a white cabbage is 27 kcal on 100 g of a product.
- proteins — 1.8 g;
- fats — 0.1 g;
- carbohydrates — 4.7 g;
- food fibers — 2 g;
- water — 90.4 g.
Whether you know? The French king Louis IV loving cabbage awarded the court gardener with a noble title, on the coat of arms of the new nobleman La-Cantinia three heads of cabbage of vegetable and two shovels connected crosswisely flaunted.
- vitamins: And, B1, B2, PP, B4, B5, B9, C, E, N, K, U;
- minerals: aluminum, pine forest, nickel, selenium, zinc, manganese, iron, iodine, molybdenum, fluorine;
- macrocells: potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine, sodium;
- amino acids: alanine, arginine, asparaginic, glutamic and tartronovy acids, glycine, lysine, tryptophane;
- other useful substances: phytoncides, cellulose, organic acids, fructose, rough food fibers, sugar, glucose, ashes, starch.
Than the white cabbage is useful to an organism
It is known that cabbage — a source of ascorbic acid, namely: it provides protection against viruses and infections in the period of seasonal diseases. The use of cabbage will help to cope with disorders of a stomach and intestines, will strengthen vessels, will help to appease rheumatic pains and symptoms of gout.
The rich composition of vitamins does this vegetable irreplaceable for male health — regular consumption will support health of a prostate, will strengthen a libido, will help to prevent premature ejaculation, will serve as prevention of diseases of an urinogenital system.
To the active men playing sports, vegetable will help to take off fatigue from physical activity, will give more energy for occupations, will smooth painful feelings in muscles.
To men the smoker taking alcoholic beverages a product will help to bring toxins out of an organism, to level hangover symptoms if the day before there was a search.
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First of all, how they look is important for women of any age. Cabbage is a well of vitamins of youth and antioxidants, she at the regular use cares for youth of a female body at the cellular level, maintains elasticity of integuments, gloss and force of hair, gives to cheerfulness and energy. The women walking the most part of day can by means of a compress from cabbage sheets appease fatigue of legs, remove hypostases of extremities. Besides, it is possible to call cabbage prevention from the veins appearing standing because of frequent carrying a high heel or standing work, its regular inclusion in food will strengthen vessels, will increase their elasticity, will improve blood circulation.
Whether you know? Fed with the sauerkraut soaked in rice wine builders of the Great Wall in the third century BC.
The smallest cabbage sheets put on places of introduction of preventive vaccine, it helps to calm irritation and inflammation on a gentle thin skin.
Children, especially those who take the first steps in society (a kindergarten, school) are often subject to colds and respiratory diseases. Cabbage in a fresh, fermented, boiled, stewed look is a vitamin C which supports the resilience of an organism and kills viruses, creating acidic environment, unacceptable for them, in an organism. Ascorbic acid is useful to the growing children's teeth, it strengthens gums, enamel, a bone tissue. Vitamins of group B help weak children's nervous system to overcome emotional loadings, activate work of a brain, improve memory, protect from negative impact of the external environment. To teenagers of substance help to regulate a hormonal background during puberty, to maintain purity of skin, to remove irritability and to warn stressful states.
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Cabbage was long since used by our ancestors as a medical product. With its help took off fatigue, problems with a stomach, headaches treated. Beauties knew a set of recipes of beauty for hair and face skin.
Unique vegetable can be eaten in any kind: fresh to extinguish, bake, cook. For the winter the cabbage is salted and made sour.
Vegetable is stuffed, prepare a stuffing for pies, pies and rolls; fry vegetable cutlets; extinguish with meat and other vegetable cultures; do salads including for the winter; cook borsches and soups; wring out juice. Such dishes as stuffed cabbage, salads, vareniki and pancakes are popular.
Important! Consider that the head of cabbage accumulates in itself everything the substances, harmful to an organism, coming to the soil: nitrates, salts of metals. It is undesirable to use it often.
Cellulose, it is well-cared and tartronovy acid help to improve digestion processes, to split fats, to normalize exchange processes. It is an irreplaceable product in dietary food, it helps to normalize weight, to reduce fat deposits in problem places. Cabbage juice supports healthy microflora in intestines, promotes release of gastric juice and regulates acidity of a stomach. Also juice helps to fight against locks and to bring toxins out of an organism.
Kohlrabi — a kind of cabbage at which use not leaves, but a reinforced stalk in food. Vegetable is used at various diets, including for weight loss.
In traditional medicine
Juice and compresses from leaves help to heal wounds and ulcers, burns and hypostases, to kill pain at rheumatism and gout. Cabbage stump decoctions, leaves and seeds use as anticarcinogenic means, lotions at dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea. Vegetable helps with a fermented look against impotence, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, a meteorizm and locks, insomnia, venous inflammations.
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Fresh juice is useful at treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, laryngitis, pharyngitis, helping a phlegm otkhozhdeniye from lungs and bronchial tubes.
Cabbage juice and gruel from leaves (masks and compresses) use at such procedures:
- bleaching and elimination of freckles, skin pigmentation;
- narrowing of a time, their cleaning;
- lifting and rejuvenation;
- moistening and regeneration of face skin, neck, zone of a decollete and hands;
- elimination of pimples and acne, comedones;
- strengthening of hair;
- restoration of the line of growth of hair;
- giving of healthy gloss and force, fight against the whipped tips.
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Whether it is possible for pregnant women and the feeding mothers
And to the feeding mothers the use of medicines extremely is not recommended to women in situation. Sheet vegetable in this case helps to fight against many problems. The fresh product is prophylactic of avitaminosis, anemia, viral infections; in a fermented look it is useful at problems with intestines (that pregnant women have not a rarity). The vegetable used by future mother helps to be sated, without gaining at the same time excess weight. Compresses will help to remove hypostases standing which are often suffered by women in situation, mastitis at the feeding mother. Folates, ascorbic acid, minerals (calcium and potassium, phosphorus and magnesium) are important for pre-natal development of the kid. The lack of these substances can lead to pathologies of development of nervous system of a fruit, growth and warm activity. The brine of sourcrout will facilitate toxicosis symptoms: nausea and vomiting, the appetite will improve.
Important! Before consumption of fresh vegetable it is recommended to place it in water-salt solution, then to wash carefully with flowing water. Such procedure will remove dirt, residues of nitrates or insecticides.
Contraindications and harm
It is not necessary to eat a product at the following problems with health:
- the myocardial infarction which is (recently postponed);
- the increased acidity of a stomach;
- enteritis and colitis;
- diseases of a liver and pancreas.
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The frequent use in large numbers can lead to intestines swelling.
It is no secret, that vegetables are natural sources of vitamins and minerals and, of course, they it is more useful than medical polyvitaminic complexes. In unanimous opinion of doctors, our health during the winter period will depend on what we eat in the summer and in the fall.