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New Year’s Lessons from the Romans – Eat Cabbage

De brassica quod concoquit:  on the medicinal value of the cabbage according to the Roman Marcus Cato.Cabbage has long been known to promote health.  Cato puts it well:Brassica est quae omnibus holeribus antistat [It is the cabbage which surpasses all other vegetables] Nam venae omnes ubi sufflatae sunt ex cibo, non possunt perspirare [For when all the veins are gorged with food, they cannot breathe]He continues:  Cabbage promotes general physical health and claims to be a ...