Food and Health

CABBAGE

 

Benefits:
  • An excellent source of vitamin C.
  • Low in calories and high in fiber.
  • May help prevent colon cancer and malignancies
  • Stimulated by estrogen.
Drawbacks:
  • Can cause bloating and flatulence.
  • Gives off strong, some what unpleasant sulfurous odor when cooked.
  • Coleslaw can be high in calories.

 

CAFFEINE

 

Benefits:
  • Temporarily enhances mental alertness and concentration.
  • Can improve athletic performance by temporarily increasing endurance.
  • May abort an asthma attack by relaxing constricted bronchial muscles.
Drawbacks:
  • Is mildly addctive and can result in withdrawal symptoms.
  • Can cause insomnia.
  • Excessive amounts can produce tremors.
  • Palpitations and feelings of anxiety
  • Diuretic effect increases urination
  • Lowers the body's absorption of calcium by increasing the amount lost in urine and stools
  • Can increase blood pressure.