3 – Cabbage and brain health
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, important for the metabolism of sphingolipids. Sphingolipids are an important class of lipids found in high concentrations in membranes of the brain cells. Alterations in sphingolipid metabolism are associated with age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Cabbage is also a good source of B vitamins, which slow shrinkage of the brain by lowering homocysteine. High homocysteine levels are a risk factor for brain shrinkage, cognitive impairment and dementia.
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