This vegetable and grain dish, rich in fiber and antioxidants, helps support your immune system.
Vegetables and grains containing lots of fiber help support the immune system through the stresses of fall and winter. Fiber helps regulate cholesterol and blood sugar and keeps our guts healthy.
Cabbage has fiber as well as antioxidants. A particular type of antioxidant called anthocyanin gives red cabbage its vivid color. Anthocyanins help protect purple vegetables from sunlight damage, cold temperatures, and other stressors. Anthocyanins also can help protect and heal your cells from damage and protect you from many lifestyle conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological diseases, such as dementia and depression. Red cabbage contains 36 different types of antioxidants and has twice as much vitamin C as green cabbage.
This recipe first appeared on the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States health blog.
Servings: 8, as a side
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes