Cabbage juice is an affordable remedy for health and beauty

Cabbage juice is an affordable remedy for health and beauty

Quickly nourish the body with vitamins, while freshly squeezed juices help to saturate the stomach for a couple of hours. And this applies not only to fruits, but also vegetables. Today we will talk about cabbage juice, which can be used not only internally, but also externally, as well as its medicinal properties and contraindications.

Freshly squeezed cabbage juice

Chemical composition, calorie content and nutritional value cabbage

It is known from history that cabbage began to be grown in Russia in the XNUMXth century. They brought the culture to the territory of Kievan Rus from the shores of the Black Sea coast and the vegetable immediately fell in love with the peasants. The princes liked the dishes made from this vegetable, so the fields were actively sown with seeds. White cabbage is a cold-resistant plant and the harvest can be stored all winter, retaining its beneficial properties and providing the body with vitamins.

The chemical composition of the cruciferous family is rich in macro- and microelements. For example, there is a summary table for proteins, fats, carbohydrates of different types of cabbage.

Caloric value
1,8 0,1 4,6 27
2,5 0,1 4,8 30
1,9 0,1 5,6 30
2,7 0,3 6,7 38
2,9 0,6 5,2 37
1,7 0,1 5,9 31

The white varieties are considered the lowest in calories. They are also the most popular among gardeners; they are grown more often than others in their summer cottages. White cabbage juice is the easiest to prepare, since it has a high water content – more than 90%. It contains the following components per 100 grams of raw product:

  • dietary fiber (2 g);
  • ash (0,67 g);
  • organic acids (0,28 g);
  • mono- and disaccharides (4,68 g).

Large vitamin content: B1 (0,03 mg), B2 (0,06 mg), B5 (0,2 mg), B6 ​​(0,2), B9 (22 μg), K (75 μg), PP (0,87 mg) ), C (45 mg), choline (10,6 mg).

Organic acids: ascorbic, amber, tartron, formic, lemon and others.

Macronutrients: phosphorus (36,5 mg), calcium (48 mg), magnesium (15 mg), potassium (300 mg), sodium (12,5 mg), chlorine (37 mg), sulfur (30 mg).

Trace Elements: zinc (0,38 mg), iron (0,6 mg), selenium (0,29 μg), iodine (3 μg), fluorine (10 μg), copper (75,2 μg), manganese (0,16 μg), boron (200 μg), molybdenum (10 μg), aluminum (560 μg), nickel (15 μg), cobalt (3 μg).

A glass of juice contains the daily requirement of vitaminsA glass of juice contains the daily requirement of vitamins

On a note! When cabbage is fermented, acid is formed in the process of lactic acid fermentation (lactofermentation), which improves the intestinal microflora.

In laboratory studies, 16 amino acids have been identified in the vegetable. The biochemical composition of the culture allows the body to receive the daily intake of vitamins and enzymes, which makes cabbage a unique product.

Useful properties of the drink

Why is fresh cabbage juice so useful, is it really so necessary or is its properties overestimated? In fact, a high concentration of acids can adversely affect the gastrointestinal tract of even a healthy person. Therefore, juices are recommended to be diluted with water. If you do not overdo it with the amount drunk, then the body will only benefit from it.

Nutritionists recommend diluting the juice with waterNutritionists recommend diluting the juice with water

The benefits of cabbage juice for the human body:

  1. Content vitamin C promotes the full functioning of connective and bone tissues. Lack of ascorbic acid negatively affects the health of teeth, skin, and the risk of viral diseases increases.
  2. Mixed in the composition synthesizes neurotransmitters that are responsible for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Nicotinic acid is involved in the breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
  3. Cabbage juice increases metabolism due to the content of pyridoxine (vitamin B6). There is support for hemoglobin in the blood and the absorption of glucose by nerve cells.
  4. The line-up includes tocopherol, it regulates blood clotting, preventing blood clots. Supports blood pressure, protects cells from destruction, synthesizes hormones and reduces pigmentation, including senile pigmentation.
  5. The cabbage contains riboflavinwhich forms red blood cells and antibodies. Vitamin B2 is responsible for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland and improves reproductive function in both men and women.
  6. The line-up includes beta-carotenewhich is a good antioxidant and immunostimulant. In women, beta-carotene is responsible for the production of eggs.
  7. thiamine regulates the work of the brain, accelerates the activity of cells and the transmission of nerve impulses.
  8. Vitamin A regulates protein synthesis and metabolism in the body, forms bones and teeth.

The benefits of juice are undeniableThe benefits of juice are undeniable

For men, women and children

Liver problems are common in men. Cabbage juice will help to improve the function of the organ. Vitamin V4 regulates carbohydrate metabolism, improves liver function, protects the heart muscle from damage.

Cabbage juice benefits men:

  • reduces the likelihood of diseases of the genitourinary system, eliminating inflammatory processes;
  • relieves muscle spasms and pain from physical exertion;
  • provitamin A in the drink promotes the production of semen;
  • controls premature ejaculation;
  • phytosterol (vegetable steroid alcohol) in the composition inhibits baldness.

Improving potency has been proven not only by experience, but also by medicine.

Cabbage juice gives energy to men and womenCabbage juice gives energy to men and women

Women especially need to carefully monitor the level of iron and hemoglobin in the blood. Monthly blood loss can lead to anemia, so drinking cabbage juice will prevent disease. Taking the drink internally has a positive effect on the condition of the skin and its elasticity. Retinol is required for women to restore a normal menstrual cycle.

As for children, it is not recommended for babies under 3 years old to give concentrated juice in order to avoid stress on the gastrointestinal tract. For children, it is diluted with water in a 1: 1 ratio. But not all children will like this drink.

Note! If you add to the juice of white cabbage, for example, carrot, apple or beetroot, you get a sweet and healthy vegetable cocktail.

Benefits of cabbage juice for children:

  • the work of the digestive tract is normalized;
  • itching decreases with skin diseases;
  • facilitates the discharge of sputum with bronchitis;
  • normalizes sleep;
  • is the prevention of constipation and anemia.

The maximum benefit from the juice lasts for the first 20 minutes. Then some of the elements are destroyed by air.

Health starts from childhoodHealth starts from childhood

During pregnancy and breastfeeding

Folic acid in the composition is useful for adult women and young girls. There is not very much of it in 100 grams of cabbage, about 22 mcg, and the daily requirement is about 400 mcg. But at the same time, the benefits of vitamin B9 are obvious: serotonin, norepinephrine, nucleic acids with hereditary information are synthesized. With its participation, gastric juice is formed, in addition, B9 stimulates the development of organs and tissues. Folic acid is necessary for those planning a pregnancy, as it reduces the risks of fetal malformations, and participates in the formation of the neural tube.

Due to hormonal changes, a pregnant woman often changes her mood. Fresh vegetable juice reduces the risk of depression, helps to keep emotions under control.

Pregnancy and cabbage juice are compatiblePregnancy and cabbage juice are compatible

For nursing mothers, there is no categorical restriction on the intake of cabbage juice, but according to the advice of doctors, portions should be measured wisely so as not to cause flatulence. If, after drinking the drink of a nursing mother, the baby does not have an allergic reaction or peeling of the skin, then a small amount of it can be added to the menu.

Attention! If you notice that after drinking the juice the child has become restless or crying, then the product should be excluded.

In medicine

Several decades ago, during research, scientists discovered that cabbage contains amino acid U (ulcus or S-methylmethionine). The substance heals stomach ulcers, normalizes acidity, fat metabolism, reduces intoxication of the body. Cabbage is the leader in the content of this element, but only if the crop has not been cooked.

Cabbage nectar helps to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol, which slows down the metabolism. A fast metabolic process will prevent the development of obesity and reduce the risk of concomitant pathologies.

When losing weight

Cabbage leaves are a good source of fiber. Fiber saturates well and the body spends a lot of energy on their digestion. In turn, cabbage juice will quickly saturate due to the volume of liquid drunk. But the drink you can’t drink instead of lunch or supper, it can only be like addition to the main diet… Moreover, for dietary cabbage juice, different types of culture are suitable: Savoy, red cabbage, Chinese.

Cabbage juice boosts metabolismCabbage juice boosts metabolism

A mono-diet based on fresh vegetable will bring the opposite effect and instead of a slimmer body, it will bring a number of health problems.

Instead of a diet, it is more correct to include cabbage juice in the weekly menu in combination with beet, apple or carrot juice. This will be a good snack option that will satisfy your hunger without damage to health.

How to make and drink cabbage juice for weight loss

In folk medicine

There are more than a dozen ways to use cabbage juice among the people, for example:

  1. With angina, stomatitis, heals gum inflammation and bleeding. Gargle with reconstituted juice without additives.
  2. For cough and tuberculosis inside with the addition of 1 tsp. honey.
  3. For bruises, burns, cuts… A cotton pad or gauze is moistened with juice, then applied to the affected skin area.
  4. Against freckles, warts, age spots.
  5. From edema a quarter of a glass inside, since cabbage juice has a diuretic effect.
  6. For the treatment of joints… A glass of juice is mixed with 150 ml of green tea, drink for at least two weeks.
  7. With a hangover sobering and relieves an unpleasant syndrome.

Cabbage juice is used externally and internallyCabbage juice is used externally and internally

Cabbage juice is widely used by the people as a treatment and for the prevention of diseases.

In cooking

In cooking, cabbage juice is used to prepare various smoothies and detox cocktails.

Popular recipes:

  1. Squeeze out 50 ml of cabbage juice + 60 ml of tomato + 60 ml of carrot, mix everything. You can use cauliflower juice.
  2. Mix in a 1: 1 ratio the cabbage and celery pomace. Cool, garnish with chicory.
  3. Assorted: mix the juices of white, red and cauliflower in equal proportions, add a few ice cubes and a pinch of herbs.

Detox cocktailDetox cocktail

There are also proven recipes with sauerkraut brine. For example, mix 1 cup of brine and half a tablespoon of tomato paste, salt and a little water. For spicy lovers, you can add 20 g of chopped onions and a pinch of pepper.

On a note! Any vegetable cocktail is more pleasant and easier to drink chilled.

Cauliflower is no less useful, its pomace is also actively used in cooking. Vitamin deficiency drink: 100 ml of cauliflower juice + 50 ml of apple. Mix and apply in autumn 1 time a day for a month.

Concentrated cauliflower juice gives the dish a special taste; it is added to vegetable stews, buckwheat or pasta during the cooking process.

In cosmetology

Freshly squeezed cabbage juice will bring the greatest benefits to the skin. That is why it is rarely found in industrial cosmetics. Also, cabbage juice is a good friend for hair.

At home, it can be used as follows:

  1. Nourishing Face Mask… For the base, the pulp of an avocado is taken, juice and a drop of honey are added. Suitable for dry to normal skin.
  2. Lotion and tonic… In combination with cucumber pomace it is used for oily skin.
  3. Moisturizing hair mask… The juice combines with oils (eg coconut, apricot, olive) and aloe pulp for maximum softening.
  4. Conditioner for split ends… Apply cabbage and lemon juice to the ends, leave for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.

Also, juice can be added to ready-made creams, balms, shampoos, masks to enhance their effectiveness.

Cabbage juice nourishes the skinCabbage juice nourishes the skin

Interesting! Broccoli oil is often found in organic cosmetics. It has the greatest effect on the hair, adds shine and reduces the frizziness of the curls.

Choosing cabbage for juice squeezing

There is hardly a gardener who deliberately uses harmful additives in order to get more harvest. But if the heads of cabbage are bought in the store, then they should be chosen carefully.

The main thing is to choose more juicy cabbageThe main thing is to choose more juicy cabbage

Heads of this type are not allowed:

  • beaten or soft on one side;
  • rotten;
  • with dark plaques on the leaves.

Large in diameter, but light heads of cabbage indicate the possible content of nitrates. The optimal weight is from 1,5 to 3 kg.

If you plan to plant seedlings in your garden specifically for juices, then the best varieties are recognized:

  • Mara (late ripening);
  • Moscow (late);
  • Купчиха;
  • Dobrovodskaya;
  • Rinda F1 (early).

When a culture is grown in its own garden, then there is no doubt about its benefits.

We do and use the drink correctly

Making cabbage juice at home is not difficult at all. On average, to get 0,5 l of juice, 1 medium head of cabbage weighing 2 kg is required. Options for how to get freshly squeezed juice:

  1. Juicer. The head of cabbage is rinsed with water, the top leaves are removed. Cut the head into small pieces and throw into a juicer. The pulp can be additionally squeezed through cheesecloth if juice remains in it.
  2. Blender allows you to make cabbage juice without a juicer. The head of cabbage is divided into leaves and crushed. The difference from a juicer is that the drink is made with pulp. You can filter it through a sieve or clean gauze folded several times.

Cabbage juice is prepared in a juicerCabbage juice is prepared in a juicer

Resourceful people squeeze the drink even through a meat grinder, but this method takes more time to prepare.

Attention! No chopping stumps are used!

It is advisable to drink the drink during the day, otherwise the properties of cabbage juice are reduced. It is necessary to start taking a small amount – no more than 50 ml at a time, gradually increasing the dosage to 300 ml.

How to store and shelf life

The prepared fresh is stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 36 hours. The dishes should be glass or ceramic.

It is not recommended to add salt or sugar to the drink, but you can mix it with other vegetable nectars to improve the taste.

Harm and contraindications

There are a number of diseases in which there is a negative effect from drinking the drink.

In what cases it is impossible to include freshly squeezed cabbage juice in the diet:

  • people with exacerbation of the gastrointestinal tract (pancreatitis, ulcers, gastritis, high acidity);
  • before and after surgery;
  • with urolithiasis;
  • kidney and liver diseases;
  • gastroenterocolitis and cholecystitis;
  • after heart attacks.

ПротивопоказанияContraindications for taking vegetable juice

By causing gas production, the product can provoke stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or an allergic reaction.

Attention! The use of juice and its dosage are best discussed with your doctor.


As a result, it should be noted that any product affects a person’s well-being. Cabbage juice has an undeniable positive effect on the immune system, contains practically no calories and is actively used in dietetics. But we must not forget that everything needs a measure and a reasonable approach.

Cabbage “royal” juice – a digestive regulator.

Anna Evans


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