I think Russians have such great skin because they eat a lot of cabbage.Some people experiment with a Cabbage Soup Diet to rebuild their health and clear up dry, flaky skin conditions.
But I’m not a big fan of diets. They come and go. The main thing is how you eat every day, as part of your regular life. And simply adding more cabbage to your meals can make a big difference to how you look and feel. Three or four servings a week is what it takes.
Beauty Benefits Of Cabbage
All types are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, and a surprising amount of omega-3 oils, plus vitamins and minerals that are great for the skin. The specific compounds vary from red to green to white to Savoy cabbage, so it’s best to eat them all. They will help to detoxify your body and keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Health Benefits Of Cabbage
- lower incidence of cancer
- better cardiovascular health (through cholesterol reduction)
- improved muscle development
- greater vitality
- lowered risk of Alzheimer’s
- improved digestion
There have been hundreds of studies of the anti-cancer effects of cabbage, and a direct correlation has been established between high cabbage consumption and lower incidence of breast cancer.
So what’s the catch?
Well, there isn’t one.
According to Newsweek Magazine, the next big thing in medical science is the study of the healing benefits of phytonutrients in the plants that we eat. They are different from the isolated chemicals that come from laboratories and factories. They are much more complex and potent.
Cabbage is my number one food for healthy skin. I actually include kale alongside cabbage in my number one spot. You might think about the coleslaw option next time you’re asked if you want “slaw, fries, or a baked potato?”