Any form of cabbage is great for you, but red cabbage is simply stellar. Like its “green cabbage cousins,” it is super low in calories (only 30 per cup), brimming with nutrients (especially vitamins C, K and A), and turbo charged with some of the most powerful disease protective compounds ever identified in nature, most notably anthocyanins.
Anthocyanins are responsible for the striking red/purple colors of this savory vegetable and are currently unrivaled for their capacity to provide the holy duo of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power. (Additionally, red cabbage is one of the cheapest of all superfoods!)
Keep scrolling for one of my favorite red cabbage recipes:
Red cabbage is off the charts for better health as it is exploding with those amazing anthocynanin pigments. And of course super low in calories too.
1 head red cabbage, chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
4 tbs seasoned rice wine vinegar (or to taste)
1 tbs country-style dijon mustard
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 tbs plain Greek-style yogurt
2 tsp prepared horseradish
Place cabbage and onion in a shallow bowl. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a seperate bowl, then add to cabbage and toss until mixed. Salt and pepper to taste.