Protect your heart with red-cabbage-microgreens

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More than 40% of deaths worldwide are due to cardiovascular diseases. Amongst these, stroke is the second leading cause.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have one particular food that could prevent these deadly diseases?

Microgreens are common vegetables that are harvested before they are ripened. Recently, a survey in the US showed that red-cabbage-microgreens are especially beneficial for cardiovascular health. Food supplementation with red-cabbage-microgreens leads to a decreased level of cholesterol in the blood – even in the case of a fat-rich diet – and therefore the risk of a heart attack, stroke or coronary heart diseases is decreased.

In another survey, highly beneficial nutrients were found in high amounts: On the one hand, up to 40-times more vitamin C, vitamin E or beta-carotene, are contained in the microgreens – compared to the leaves of the red-cabbage. On the other hand, the polyphenol and glucosinate-content is elevated. Polyphenols are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, thereby preventing the development of cancer. Glucosinates also have antibacterial and anti-cancer properties.

The cultivation of microgreens is very simple. Just place the desired vegetable’s  seeds in a pot of soil and water. After some days, the microgreens will be ready to be harvested.

by Dr. med. Hadice Ucar Altenberger


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