Red Cabbage Salad

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Red Cabbage Salad

Positive Vitality’s Red Cabbage Salad is Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegatarian, Paleo and Ketogenic.

Red Cabbage Salad is super delicious and very nutritious. Red Cabbage Salad is full of health benefiting phytochemicals, antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals (read more bellow)


(4 portions)

  • 1 med Red Cabbage
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • pinch Himalayna Salt
  • pinch Black Pepper


  1. Take out the outer leaves of the cabbage, cut it in 4 and shreed with vegetable shreeder (alternatively cut in very tin stripes).
  2. Peel the onion, cut in 2 halves and also shreed.
  3. Wash the apple, cut in 2 halves and shrees.
  4. Place all in a large salad bowl, sprinkle with salt, combine together in lave aside for 10 min. Salt should help to soften the cabbage.
  5. Minwhile prepare your dressing from mayo, olive oil, balsamic vinagar, pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Combine the sald with a dressing and voila!

Health Benefits:

Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is a great source of  phytochemicals, antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Some of these essential components include thiamin, riboflavin, folate, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, and potassium, as well as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary fiber, and the B vitamins. It’s organic compounds are almost too many to list, but its antioxidants like anthocyanins and indoles are extremely valuable for human health.

The health benefits of red cabbage include a prevention of premature aging, reducing the chances of cancer, improve the health of the skin and eyes, helps in weight loss, boosts the immune system, helps to build stronger bones, detoxifies the body, prevents diabetes, improves heart health, slows down the onset of Alzheimer’s, and treats ulcers.


Apples can easily be called a superfood! They kill a wide range of cancers and keep the arteries unclogged. 

Other evidence-based medicinal properties of apple include:

  • Diarrhoea: Apple, in combination with chamomile, shortens the course of unspecific diarrhoea in children.
  • Hardening of the Arteries (Atherosclerosis): Preclinical research indicates that apple contains compounds which prevent the formation of plaque within the arteries. One rabbit study, for instance, found that apple juice was capable of preventing the progression of atherosclerosis in a high cholesterol diet-induced model of atherosclerosis.
  • Overweight: A human study found significant weight loss associated with a daily intake of three apples or three pears among overweight women.
  • Anti-Aging (Brain): Apples have been found to prevent oxidative damage and impaired maze performance,as well as decreases in cognitive performance in aging mice. Also, a study performed on mice found that apple juice actually reduced the production of pathological amyloid-beta levels (associated with Alzheimer’s disease) in the mouse brain.
  • Bowel Inflammation: Preclinical research has found that apple procyanidins reduces bowel inflammation.
  • Vaccine-Induced Toxicity: Many natural substances, including breast milk, have been found to decrease the synthetically-produced immune reaction associated with vaccines, and their adjuvants. Apple polyphenol counts among these, and has been found to prevent cholera toxin when used as an immune stimulant within vaccines from doing as much damage than it would otherwise do.
  • Periodontal Disease: We all know the sensation that follows eating an apple – that astringent property, where our gums feel squeaky clean. This is due, in part, to quercetin, which is found in apples, tea and onions, for example. It bears significant antimicrobial properties. Apple polyphenol also protects against periodontal ligament cell destruction associated with Porphyromonas gingivalis, a pathogenic anaerobic bacteria, infection.
  • Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs): AGEs are associated with the oxidation of blood sugars, primarily. These sugars becomes caramelized when exposed to oxidants, and then binds to cell structures, e.g. fats/proteins, causing damage. Apple leaves have been found to have significant anti-AGE activity, including the vasoconstriction associated with AGE-induced endothelial dysfunction.
  • Hair Loss: Remarkably, a procyanidin, labeled B-2, from apples promotes hair growth, in the cell model.
  • Staphylococcal Infections: Apple pectin has been shown to inhibit synthesis of types A and B staphylococcal enterotoxins, which can cause profound bodily damage
  • Influenza Infection: Over 60 years ago researchers found that the complex carbohydrates that make up apple pectin inhibit the infectivity of influenza A virus in chicken blood, as well in embryonated eggs, indicating its potential anti-influenza properties.[1]

Red Onion

A serving of red onion contains 1.5 grams of fiber. Fiber helps improve the functioning of the digestive tract, and it helps prevent constipation. Red onions also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, including folate, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamins C, K and B-6.

Red onions contain high levels of organosulphur compounds, which may offer a protective effect against prostate, colorectal and stomach cancers. Another compound found in red onions, onionin A, may reduce inflammation by suppressing the activity of the immune cells that trigger it. The anti-inflammatory effects of red onion may be beneficial for people with allergies, asthma and arthritis.


By | 2017-06-27T10:53:00+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Ketogenic, Paleo, Raw Food, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on Red Cabbage Salad

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Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.