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Fit Food: The Benefits of Cabbage
Cabbage tends to have a harsh rep, and in a way, it’s justified: when overcooked, it can turn soggy and smell totally rank. But don’t turn up your nose just yet. Brussels sprouts’ equally unpopular cousin should definitely make its way onto your plate, and here’s why:
- Cabbage is incredibly low in calories and virtually fat- and cholesterol-free—a ½-cup only contains a measely 20 calories, according to the USDA.
- One serving has almost half of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
- Cabbage is also jam-packed with dietary fiber, and some varieties—especially savoy and bok choy—contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights cancers and heart disease.
Still skeptical? We suggest you read on—and give these easy cabbage recipes a try. How much you like them just might surprise you.
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