Like broccoli, cabbage has lots of fiber and numerous antioxidants and anticancerous compounds. Eating cabbage more than once a week was shown to cut male colon cancer risks by two thirds. Even as little as two tablespoons of cooked cabbage daily appeared to have protective effects against stomach cancer. It can help cure ulcers in humans, and like other cruciferous vegetables it has antibacterial and anti-viral properties. It also helps absorb the nonheme iron of legumes.CT