RedHOT Crunchy Cabbage Salad
The Health Benefits of Cabbage:
These include treatment of constipation, stomach ulcers, headache, excess weight, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, ageing, and Alzheimer's disease.
More benefits below recipe
¼ cabbage (green or red or both) sliced finely 1 carrot, grated ¼ punnet snow pea sprouts ¼ punnet sunflower sprouts Handful of snow peas, sliced finely on an angle ½ punnet enoki mushrooms 1 handful of raw cashew nuts
1/2 to 1 avocado 1 kaffir lime leaf, diced finely ½ red capsicum, sliced finely ¼ bunch basil, tear leaves ¼ bunch chives Pinch Himalayan Sea Salt Cracked pepper (to taste) Dressing 2 dessertspoons white balsamic vinegar or vinegar of your choice 4 dessertspoons lemon Olive Oil
Method: Add the sliced ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix through with your hands.
Add dressing and seasoning. Keep some of the herbs to sprinkle over the top of the salad as a garnish.
Enjoy the Munch and Crunch and feel much better for it!
More Benefits of Cabbage:
Cabbage is a leafy vegetable of Brassica family, round or oval in shape, consisting of soft light green or whitish inner leaves covered with harder and dark green outer leaves. It is widely used throughout the world, eaten cooked or raw as salad and is a very popular vegetable.
Cabbage, being rich in iodine, helps in proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system, apart from keeping the endocrine glands in proper condition. Thus, it is good for brain and treatment of neurotic disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The various other nutrients present in cabbage such as vitamin-E which keeps the skin, eye and hair healthy, calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc., are very useful for overall health. The cabbage can also be used for treatment of varicose veins, leg ulcers, peptic and duodenal ulcers etc.
Deficiency Symptoms: Deficiency of Vitamin C: Scurvy, which is recognised by spongy and bleeding gums, cracked lip corners etc., very weak immune system, frequent infections and cold, ageing, depression etc.
Cabbage is abundant is Vitamin C. You will be surprised to know that it is richer in vitamin C than the famous oranges. Vitamin C, being one of the best antioxidant, reduces free radicals in your body which are the basic causes of ageing. It also helps repairing the wear and tears in the body. Thus it is very helpful in treating ulcers, certain cancers, depressions, for strengthening immune system and fighting against cough and cold, healing of wounds and damaged tissues, proper functioning of nervous system and thereby help curing Alzheimer’s disease etc.
Deficiency of Roughage:
This is a very serious deficiency but most neglected. Lack of roughage in the food results in constipation, the root cause to innumerable other ailments and health hazards such as stomach ulcers, headache, intestinal cancer, indigestion and resultant loss of appetite, skin diseases, eczema, ageing and hundreds related problems.
Cabbage is very rich in fibre. This helps retain water and forms the bulk of the food and the bowels. Thus it is a good cure for constipation and related problems.
Deficiency of Sulphur: Sulphur is a very useful nutrient as it fights infections. Its deficiency results in microbial infections and late healing of wounds. Remedy: Again, cabbage is rich is sulphur. So, it helps fight infections in wounds and ulcers.
Detoxification by Cabbage:
Cabbage is a good detoxifier, i.e. it purifies blood and removes toxins (primarily free radicals and uric acid which is major cause for rheumatism, gout, arthritis, renal calculi, skin diseases, eczema, hardening and de-colourization of skin etc.). This detoxifying effect of cabbage is due to the presence of vitamin C and sulphur.
So, now you know the in your salad, this is going to help you live a healthy and longer life.