It will be about all of us a familiar white cabbage - a truly vitamin-mineral complex made by nature itself. Its useful properties were appreciated even by ancient Egyptians and Roman legionaries, and in Russia cabbage has always been considered the main vegetable dish. And it's no accident. It contains so many useful substances that it's hard to believe. White cabbage is truly unique. White cabbage is rich in minerals and vitamins, it contains almost the whole group of B vitamins, which are simply irreplaceable in the body.
Vitamin B1 (thiamin) has a very positive effect on the functions of the nervous system and muscles, protects against polyneuritis. It is part of the enzymes that regulate carbohydrate metabolism, as well as the exchange of amino acids. This vitamin prevents the development of neuritis, radiculitis, helps with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. B1 prevents the development of disorders in the cardiovascular system.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) has a beneficial effect on cell growth, is part of the enzymes that affect the oxidation reaction in all tissues, regulates the metabolism of fats, proteins, carbohydrates. Riboflavin protects the retina from ultraviolet light, it helps to heal wounds and ulcers, normalizes the work of the intestines, heals cracks and jams on the lips.
Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid) participates in cellular respiration, regulates higher nervous activity, promotes the prolongation of wounds. Nicotinic acid prevents the development of atherosclerosis, pellagra and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It is an excellent preventive agent.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) takes part in the exchange of amino acids and fatty acids, positively affects the functions of the brain and blood, the nervous system. Pyridoxine prevents the development of dermatitis, diathesis and other skin diseases, affects the spiritual and physical development. Vitamin B9 (folic acid) takes part in enzymatic reactions, plays an important role in the exchange of amino acids, the biosynthesis of purine and pyrimidine bases. This vitamin is necessary for the normal course of the process of tissue growth and development, hematopoiesis and embryogenesis.
Vitamin C helps the body resist viruses and bacteria, strengthens the immune system. This is an excellent tool for the prevention and treatment of colds. Vitamin C accelerates the healing of mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, reduces the effect of allergens. This vitamin persists for a long time in cabbage. Vitamin D (calciferol) prevents the appearance of rickets, helps to better assimilate vitamin A, and together with vitamins A and C helps prevent colds. It helps in the treatment of conjunctivitis. Vitamin K (menadione) prevents bleeding, controls blood coagulability, treats diarrhea. Vitamin P lowers the permeability of capillaries, protects vitamin C from oxidation, and participates in oxidation-reduction processes. Vitamin U (methylmethionine) helps in the treatment of stomach and duodenum. Effective in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, neurodermatitis. Especially a lot of vitamin U in the juice of cabbage .
In addition to vitamins, cabbage cabbage also contains minerals, without which a healthy organism can not be dispensed with. Calcium accelerates growth, increases the strength of bones and teeth, normalizes the work of the nervous system, increases the tone of the vessels, improves the work of the heart. Takes part in the process of blood coagulation. Manganese , enhances the action of insulin, does not increase the level of cholesterol in the blood, speeds up the metabolism. Iron delivers oxygen to tissues and cells, reduces the risk of anemia. Potassium helps to transmit nerve impulses, maintains the acid-base balance of blood, neutralizes excess sodium salts, lowers high blood pressure. Zinc is important for the growth and normal development of the nervous system, improves oxidation-reduction processes, provides good digestion. Sulfur is an important part of cells, hormones and sulfur-containing amino acids.
I am very glad that there are a lot of recipes from white cabbage. It can be stewed, sour, boiled soup, canned, eat raw, make juice - vitamins practically will not disappear. Everyone can find a dish to their liking and maintain their health. Here they are, minerals and vitamins in white cabbage.