Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 27 February 2013 Cabbage Cabbage may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke as well as that of cancer, specifically colon cancer. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Cabbage may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke as well as that of cancer, specifically colon cancer. It may also cut the risk of cataracts and spina bifida. It speeds ulcer healing and improves digestive health. Cabbage has a high folate, vitamin B and antioxidant content. The outer leaves of cabbage should be washed properly to get rid of farm chemical residues. Cabbage can be eaten raw, cooked, baked, stuffed. To help reduce flatulence, cabbage can be eaten with caraway or fennel seeds.Two to three helpings a week of cabbage are recommended if it is to have a general protective effect. Eating too much cabbage, can, however, reduce iodine absorption in the body. Calories 26 B vitamins high Beta-carotene 385mcg Calcium 52mg Folate 75 mcg Potassium 270 mg Vitamin C 50 mg Vitamin E 0,2 mg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.