On St. Patrick’s Day, I visited a local food co-op in a vain search for leeks to make a hearty Irish stew. The leeks were sold out, so I picked up a head of green cabbage instead. Only now that the Irish stew is gone – am I seeing what a wise choice I made…
Why? Because it’s (possibly) helped my arthritic husband keep up with me on walks! I think I can chalk this up to cabbage’s healthy punch – loaded with vitamins (even K), this stuff packs a giant anti-inflammatory punch!
Also, it’s cheap, widely available, versatile (can be eaten raw and it can be cooked), keeps well and… it’s delicious!
But the fact that it’s (possibly) benefiting my husband’s health is of the utmost importance! Over the past nearly 10 years, I’ve seen him struggling with gout (a family curse for him), joint stiffness, pain…geez he’s even had to use crutches and canes. Even on some recent walks he’s struggled a bit, though the worst of his gout issues seem to be done (his dad correctly predicted he would be done with gout attacks by his mid 40s). Seeing him in so much pain has been painful for me, too (don’t like seeing my sweetie in pain)!
I’ll have to find more ways to use this “superfood!”