Do you know the health benefits of eating cabbage?

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New year comes with new resolutions and if your resolution this year was to start eating healthy then try adding cabbages to your meal.

Cabbage is a highly nutritious, low-calorie vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is also rich in fibre which can help you improve your digestive health.

So what vitamins can we find in cabbages?

In cabbages, we will find Vitamins K, C, small amounts of vitamin A, and Vitamin B2 which convert carbohydrates into glucose to produce energy.

Being rich in fiber, cabbage is good for your digestive health. The vegetable contains gut-friendly insoluble fibre which helps keep the digestive system healthy by adding bulk to stool and promoting regular bowel movement.

Cabbage, found in four different colours (purple, red, green, and white) also contains antioxidants that help with inflammation by reducing certain blood markers of inflammation.

You can find more health benefits of cabbage here.

So, now that we know the benefits of cabbage, how do we prepare it to make it exciting every day?

Several cabbage recipes/ dishes can be eaten every day without getting bored of the vegetable.

Cabbage is a versatile vegetable, it can be eaten raw or cooked.

For Kenyans, the easiest and probably cheapest is cabbage ugali/sima.

If you do not like ugali, you can accompany your cabbage with rice, chapati, or githeri.

For breakfast, you can try cabbage rolls, wraps, or samosa.

Another way of eating cabbage is cabbage soup.

So with all these choices, do not worry about having a healthy start in 2024.

Happy New Year People!!

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