Cabbage—a low calorie food is full of essential nutrients such as vitamin C (about 34 milligrams per cup), potassium, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B6 (which boosts energy metabolism as well as helping with concentration), manganese, calcium, folic acid and magnesium. It is also one of the most alkaline vegetables you can eat.
This means this is one of those vegetables we can rely on to help naturally neutralize upset stomach acid. This works when you eat it either before or after meals by reducing hydrochloric acid potency.
Cabbage also has high iron and sulfur content too!
All plants use the phytochemicals they naturally produce as a means of self-protection. Those who eat a raw food diet get the maximum benefit from these phytochemicals as well. The powerful compound cabbage is best known for is glucosinolates, a cancer fighter in the human body—especially colon, breast, prostate and lung. Like many other food plants in the Brassica family, consuming cabbage regularly can indeed reduce the risk of cancer.
While vegetables have a lot of dietary fiber cabbage contains insoluble fiber which humans cannot digest. This type of roughage though, does cause bulk within the intestinal tract and eases bowel movements when incorporated into a plant-based diet several times a week in serving sizes just over a 1 cup.