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White, green, red, savoy – there are a lot of varieties of cabbage, and even more health benefits
Cabbage usually isn’t the first item on your grocery list, but it should be. The nutritional rewards and health benefits of this leafy green will make that cooked cabbage smell worth it, we promise.
Rich in vitamin C
While citrus fruits get all the credit for providing vitamin C, cabbage is just as great a source for this powerful nutrient. In a recent study, patients with a diet with high levels of vitamin C have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, vitamin C is currently being studied for its affects on cataract prevention and lowering high blood pressure. All of which to say is, you don’t need to be eating oranges to get these benefits.
It’s good for your bone health
Vitamin K is important for building and maintaining bone density, and cabbage is chock-full of it. However, it's important not to take supplements or eat foods rich in vitamin K if you're taking blood thinners, some antibiotics or anticonvulsants, since it also helps with blood clotting and can interfere with these medications.
Cut your calories with Cabbage
Cabbage is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps you feel full for longer because it takes more time to digest. As well, cabbage is extremely low in calories—one cup of cooked shredded cabbage has only 34 calories!
If you're still unsure about slaws and sauerkraut, here are five delicious recipes that will definitely help you embrace this cruciferous veggie.
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Here are 11 new perfumes we think she'll love!
Perfume is a fail-safe gift option for all the women on your list this holiday season. It's personal, it's luxurious—and she might not think to buy it for herself. To help you out a bit, here are a 10 new perfumes that we think she'll love.
This unisex fragrance blends berries, moss, sap, fir balsam, incense, patchouli and cedarwood for an outdoorsy scent that is the perfect gift for an adventurer.
The legendary Chanel No. 5 gets a fresh update with this L'eau version—a lighter and more modern take that we're sure will become an instant classic.
This exclusive-to-Canada scent from Atelier Cologne has a touch of maple enveloped in a warm and sunny scent—the perfect antidote to the winter blues.
There's nothing sharp about this rose scent. But the classic flower gets a modern spin when paired with fresh, green vetiver.
Calvin Klein's Deep Euphoria is rich and sexy. Notes of white pepper, rose, jasmine, musk and patchouli mingle for the perfect date-night scent.
If your gal (and your wallet) and looking for something a little more relaxed, try this single-note scent from Demeter. It mimics the smell of a fresh bouquet of wildflowers to perfection.
Volet and rose combine with fruity notes and musk for a feminine perfume that will delight any flower lover.
Guerlain's iconic La Petite Robe Noire gets a gourmand update with notes of candyfloss, vanilla and rose—yummy!
Sharp, floral neroli mixes well with aromatic basil for a scent that you just might want to steal from your missus.
White flowers and vanilla are a great match for a flirty fragrance. The holiday season could use a little more affection, no?
This light and fresh scent comes with a side of sultry—notes of mandarin and woods that mingle with flowers see to that.
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