Red cabbage offers powerful protection against many diseases such as cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. Its strong team of antioxidants including glutathione, flavonoids, indoles, phenolic acid, plant sterols, sulforaphane and anthocyanin are all proven to inhibit cancerous cell growth at every stage of development. Red cabbage also supplies a healthy dose of calcium, magnesium and phosphorous to support strong bones to prevent osteoporosis. The combination of vitamin C, folate and magnesium in cabbage also helps to cut the risk of heart disease through lowering blood cholesterol levels and maintain a healthy heart. The magnesium and vitamin C in this vegetable also aid in recovery through reducing cardiovascular stress and oxidative stress to muscles after a workout.