Sunday, February 19, 2012

Eat purple cabbage for great skin

Apart from lending itself to salads and main dishes, purple cabbage with its anti-oxidant properties also works wonders for the skin
This is a salad lover's delight! Thinly cut strips of purple cabbage with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or Greek olive oil can create a fun, healthy dish. Purple cabbage is also pickled and added to stir-fries!
Health benefit: Cabbage is a great store of vitamin C and vitamin K. The rich deep colour of this vegetable is
due to a high concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols (strong dietary antioxidants, possessing anti-inflammatory properties), making it have even more phytonutrients than a green cabbage. A few studies also show that anthocyanins may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. It is rich in anti-oxidants which makes skin supple and clear.
How to store: Keep the purple cabbage in a plastic bag and place it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to two weeks.

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