The health benefits of purple cabbage

While purple cabbage tastes similar to green cabbage, the nutrient content of the purple variety is much higher.

An 89g serving of purple cabbage provides just 28 calories but 56% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C and 28% of the recommended amount of vitamin K according to this article, “8 Impressive Benefits of Purple Cabbage” by EcoWatch

These vitamins are vital for a huge range of bodily functions, such as supporting the functioning of the nervous system and the maintenance of normal bones so purple cabbage can be a great way of supporting your health, especially as it’s so easy to incorporate into your diet.

What to eat to support your sleep

There can be many reasons for struggling to sleep at night, including the weather and life events leading to stress, but what you eat can also play a role.

This article “Tired and stressed? These tweaks to your diet can help” lists some of things you can do to help, including avoiding sugary foods.

According to the article, one of the best ways of ensuring you get enough sleep is to regulate your mood, something that nutrition plays a large part in. Magnesium contributes to normal psychological function and studies suggest it can play a role in the pathways that regulate the levels of stress that we feel. Omega 3 can also have a similar effect.

garlic health benefits

How garlic helps support your health

Garlic may be a common cupboard staple but this article, “6 amazing benefits of garlic” from MNN suggests it can also have a range of health benefits.

The antioxidant content of garlic is said to help ward off colds and support the body’s immune system and it is also packed with nutrients and antibacterial properties that can help keep skin and hair healthy.

Studies, reported on in the article, also suggest that garlic can have a positive effect on supporting heart health, so it is well worth adding it as an ingredient when cooking.

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Alison Astill-Smith author Alison is Director and Founder of Metabolics who writes about Metabolics updates, events and natural healthcare. Her experience and passion for natural supplements and healthcare comes from her years of experience as a practising osteopath, having founded Metabolics in her search for high quality, natural products in her own work. Alison has been a qualified and practising Osteopath since 1981 and regularly gives seminars on a range of healthcare subjects to the wider practitioner community helping share her knowledge and experience.