Cabbage is highly promoted for prevention of cancer. A compound in cabbage, sulforaphane, also helps protect cells from invasion of carcinogens & even repairs ulcers. Cabbage has a substance that inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat, definitely a painless way of dieting. Eat uncooked cabbage, either on its own, or juiced. Shred onto salads, make soup, steam with fennel seeds.