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January 9, 2014

Our bodies detox on a regular basis.  This is a normal bodily function required to maintain good health. Even when leading a clean life, chemicals are so much a part of our life these days, that we rarely give them a second thought.  We eat chemicals in the form of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and apply them on to our skin, hair, teeth and nails.

 

Cabbage is known as a cancer fighting vegetable and more than 475 studies have examined the role of this cruciferous vegetable in cancer prevention. Cabbage nutritional values come from its antioxidant richness, anti-inflammatory richness, and richness in glucosinolates.

A simple cabbage slaw can help you detox the body, block estrogen and flush the fat. Coleslaw with Turmeric Dressing is a double threat as the active component in turmeric is curcumin, which is another added layer of protection to prevent and beat cancer, boost immune system, reduce inflammation.

Sweet Sesame-Lime Cabbage Salad
serves 2-4

Ingredients:
For the salad:
12 oz. shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
large handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

For the dressing:

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons diced shallot
2 tablespoons raw honey, or to taste
1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil, or to taste

Directions:
Combine all of the dressing ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Adjust flavors to taste. (I only used 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil in my dressing, but feel free to increase the amount for a stronger sesame flavor. A little goes a long way!)

Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well with the prepared dressing. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before serving.

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.