Cabbage is part of the cruciferous family. Those vegetables are low-calorie, and rich in folate, vitamins C, E, and K, and fiber. Fiber is an important nutrient to incorporate if weight loss is the goal, as it helps keep you fuller longer.
Cruciferous vegetables are also good sources of phytonutrients, which are plant-based compounds that helps lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Also present in cruciferous vegetables are glucosinolates. These chemicals are not only responsible for the aroma and flavor of these plants, but they have also been shown to have anticancer effects.