Natren Probiotics

Losing the Bread for Good

I wanted to find away to eliminate bread from my life and I needed to find a way to make a sandwich of sorts... so CABBAGE, GRAPEVINE LEAVES & LARGE PIECES OF GREEN OR RED LETTUCE became my wrap substitute.

What are the benefits of eating...


  • Rich in vitamin A, cabbage is said to be very good for your eyes as well as your skin.
  • Cabbage contains phytonutrients that help the body in fighting against the free radicals responsible for damaging the cell membranes. At the same time, phytonutrients aid the production of enzymes that help in detoxification.
  • Cabbage has been found to be associated with lower incidence of cancer, especially lung, stomach and colon prostate cancer.
  • The vegetable is very good for building of muscles and thus, getting a healthy body. This is because it is rich in iodine, which is necessary for proper muscle development.
  • Researches have proved that fresh cabbage juice helps in the healing of stomach ulcer.
  • Fresh cabbage juice comprises of sulfur and is thus, very effective in the treatment of fungus infection. Gastritis is also effectively treated by cabbage juice.
  • Cabbage has been related to lowering of serum cholesterol.
  • The vitamin B in cabbage helps in sustaining veracity of nerve endings as well as boosting of energy metabolism.
  • Red cabbage contains an antioxidant known as anthocyanin. This antioxidant is believed to be helpful in protection of brain cells and thus, in the avoidance of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Cabbage also contains lots of vitamin C and vitamin D. The former helps in the burning of fat, while the latter helps maintain skin vigor.
  • Sulforaphane, found in cabbage, augments the production of antioxidant and detoxification enzymes in the body.
  • Cabbage contains lactic acid that acts to disinfect colon. Lactic acid is also a significant source of energy for the body. It even helps reduce soreness of muscles.
  • Drinking 25-50 ml of cabbage juice helps treat headache, asthma, bronchitis and digestion problems.
  • Cabbage is known to have detoxifying properties. It purifies the blood and works to remove toxins from the body. The vitamin C and sulphur present in cabbage accounts for its detoxifying qualities.
  • Free radicals and uric acid, which are identified to be the main cause of rheumatism, gout, arthritis, renal calculi, skin diseases, eczema, hardening and de-colorization of skin etc, are also removed from the body due to cabbage consumption.
  • Cabbage is an anti-inflammatory vegetable and therefore, drinking its juice, retrieved from the stems, is an effective remedy against ulcers.
Grapevine Leaves:
  • A powerful antioxidant it helps keep the free radicals in our bodies in check so that they don't promote too much oxidation, which can harm the walls and structure of cells, damage the genetic material inside a cell, and cause many serious diseases. 
  • An astringent, in ancient days grape leaves were used as a remedy for diarrhea and throat infections. 
  • Rich in an a compound that is helps fight arthritis and cancer. 
  • Grape leaves contain resveratrol, a stress metabolite that inhibits the formation of fatty deposits in the liver. 
  • Source of vinifern, an antifungal that works with resveratrol to protect the heart and cardiovascular system. 
Red Leaf Lettuce
  • According to the USDA nutrient database, one serving of red leaf lettuce (85 g) contains 127 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin A and 149 percent for vitamin K. 
  • One serving contains only 14 calories and no grams of sugar. 
  • Contains small amounts of vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate and pantothenic acid. 
  • Small amounts of the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Vitamins A and C, which help support skin health and immune function. 
  • More than 100% of the daily value for bone-healthy vitamin K. 
The Framingham Heart Study found that elderly people who consumed approximately 250mcg per day of vitamin K (a single serving of green leaf lettuce supplies 148mcg) had a 35% lower risk of hip fracture than those who consumed only 50mcg per day.
  • The beta-carotene in green leaf lettuce helps with vision in dim light, while lutein and zeaxanthin protect the eye from the sun’s damaging rays, making this leafy vegetable super eye-healthy.

We've come up with so many ways to make these now and it's one of my favorite meals of the day.

Here is a quick recipe to try...

Choose your Leaf
Hummus (optional)
Olive Oil
Add a meat (tuna, fish, egg, chicken pieces - wild caught, range free, no antibiotics, no steroids, organic)
Bell Pepper
Shredded carrot
Other leaf vegetable
Olive oil drizzled over the top

You now have a "LEAF WRAP" for more about "LEAF WRAPS" (click here)

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