Winter Salad Recipe for Quick Detoxification
Really easy and tasty recipe that is packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It offers a combination of ingredients essential for complete detox during winter period. Prepare this salad and let your body experience and benefit its full health potential.
Cabbage is among the top detox foods and it should deserve a special place on your daily menu. It can stimulate colon cleansing and suppress inflammatory process going on in the body. The cleansing properties of cabbage are result of the presence of glucosinolates, sulfur-containing compounds that are transformed into active forms isothiocyanates and indoles. Isothiocyanates may prevent cancer as they trigger the elimination of potential carcinogens from the body. It is also high in vitamin C and vitamin K and low in calories- ½ cup has only 11 calories.
Carrots can facilitate the detoxification process, lower inflammation within the body and strengthen immune responses. Carrots contain an indigestible fibre that enables the body perform its natural detoxification process with more efficacy.
Scallions have been recommended for centuries as a natural alternative for prevention of diseases due to their powerful antioxidants content. What makes scallions so special are compounds allyl sulfides and bioflavonoids which are known to drastically reduce caner types, fight free radicals and flush out toxins. A study conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that regular consumption of scallions boosts the levels of a key enzyme for removing toxins in the blood cells.
Always choose extra virgin olive oil and organic apple cider vinegar for dressing the salad.
- 1/4 cabbage
- 2 carrots
- 2 scallions
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- salt to taste
Chop the cabbage and the scallions, grate the carrots and add the dressing. Mix everything well, garnish with scallions and serve immediately.