Red cabbage contains several healthy nutrients, making this a must-have vegetable in your diet. Anti-Inflammatory Food
#1 Vitamin C
We all think of citrus fruits as the Vitamin C powerhouses but did you know that 1 cup of shredded red cabbage contains 66 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C? Vitamin C functions as an essential cofactor in numerous enzymatic reactions, and as a potent antioxidant. It also helps your body absorb iron.
#2 Anthocyanin Polyphenols
Red Cabbage’s color reflects it concentration of Anthocyanin Polyphenols which are well-documented anti-inflammatory antioxidants thought to protect against diseases like cancer. A diet rich in antioxidants can prevent oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.
Glucosinolates are natural components of many pungent plants such as mustard, cabbage and horseradish. They can be converted into isothiocyanate compounds, which are thought to be protective against a variety of cancers including bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. They also help to prevent H. pylori overgrowth inside the stomach and prevent related GI issues.
It is inexpensive, readily available and tastes great! It has a hearty and slightly bitter taste and a crunch that makes it perfect to use in salads or as a garnish for burgers or burritos.
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