The Big Red

by Polly N on November 9, 2010

Red cabbage isn’t something that used to feature regularly in my diet – mainly because I didn’t really know what to do with it nor did I possess much desire to eat it as it was. Let’s face it, it isn’t that appetizing compared to other delicious vegetables such as peppers, courgettes and avocados. But since turning to a raw diet, I have really come to love it. It adds a crunchy texture to salads and is a colourful addition to my “10 minute Pad Thai”. (Recipe to follow!)

These days however, red as well as green cabbage is something that get’s thrown into my shopping basket very frequently especially when it makes such a powerfully cleansing juice. Yes I juice it! Savoy cabbage in particluar is an especially good source of sinigrin which has shown unique cancer preventive properties with respect to bladder cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. I always recommend eating any foods, especially veggies raw (or if you must cook them, very lightly steamed) in order to preserve the nutrient and enzyme quality and a recent study proves why I am right! (Short-cooked) and raw cabbage were the only types of cabbage to show cancer-preventive benefits whereas long-cooked cabbage failed to demonstrate measurable benefits.


  • 1/2 cup red cabbage
  • 1 stick celery
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 oranges

What an easy and tasty way to get red cabbage of all things into your diet without having to chow down a head of the stuff!

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Maria February 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

Hello Polly,
Just wondering how many places you have on your Cambridge courses, and also whether you were planning to come down to the West Country to do any?
I am so keen to attend – I have lots of health issues and lots of questions – but Cambridge is a long way from Devon!
I am really happy that I found your site – it gives me hope xxx :-)


polly February 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

Hi there,
Thank you so much for your lovely comment – Im so glad to hear that my site helps you in some way.

I have around 15 spaces at my Cambridge class and around 10 at my London class. I don’t have any plans to come down to the West Country at the moment but i would if I had a guaranteed number of people to attend. As i don’t live down that way it is difficult for me to find a venue etc and advertise enough to ensure enough tickets are sold. I sometimes do private tutorials too but that tends to be a more expensive option for people. If you were able to get a large number of people (10+) together that would book on an all day class then it could always be arranged? I am also working on something that will enable to you to find out the answers to your questions without having to travel so keep an eye out for that.
Wishing you health and happiness

Polly xxx


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