“Frugality includes all the other virtues.”
One of the complaints you often hear about paleo is that it can be expensive. There are no coupons for organic broccoli, and the “buy 1 get 1 free” sales at the grocery store feature junk food, not wildcaught salmon. Still, there are some foods that are incredibly good for you, while also being easy on the wallet. Cabbage is one of those foods. It goes a looooooooong way, and it’s even one of the Clean 15 which means you can pay conventional prices. I’ll be honest though – I never used to like cabbage. This recipe changed all of that. It’s one of my favorites, and when I cook this recipe, it feeds me and my husband (happily) for days.
This humble vegetable is also a nutrition powerhouse. Terry Wahls recommends we eat 3 cups of sulfur-rich vegetables (like cabbage) daily, because they support our bodies’ detox pathways. In the modern world, this is essential for everyone, but if you’re battling autoimmune disease, it’s even more important. In addition to that, check out these other benefits:
- The Power of Red: While all cabbage is beneficial, red cabbage contains significantly higher concentrations of phytonutrients, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Red cabbage also has 6 times the vitamin C of green cabbage. That’s why they say to “eat the rainbow.” The color is more than just pretty.
- Have you heard of H. Pylori? It’s a normal inhabitant of our stomach, but when its population becomes too large it interferes with digestion and can even cause ulcers. Cabbage helps control this population. How cool is that?
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