Simple Anti-Inflammatory Multi-Colour Coleslaw

This simple-to-make colourful coleslaw is packed full of antioxidants to help calm inflammation.

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A healthy, tasty, and nutritious coleslaw recipe to help reduce inflammation

Purple, black-blue and red coloured fruits and vegetables such as red cabbage, aubergine, black or red grapes, radish, purple carrots, beetroot, red pepper, strawberries, blackcurrants and blueberries are especially high in plant compounds called flavanols. These have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help to protect cells from inflammation.

These foods can also support a healthy gut by providing food for the beneficial gut bacteria that live there. A happy gut is more likely to support a healthy immune system and normal immune response, which helps to reduce the risk of inflammation getting out of control. Therefore, consuming these foods is an excellent way to give your health a boost and to reduce inflammation. Including dark or brightly coloured fruits and vegetables doesn’t need to be complicated, as shown by the recipe below.

Make this simple healthy, colourful ‘slaw’ to help reduce inflammation
Ingredients:
  • ½ a large red cabbage
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3 tablespoons live yoghurt *

*Use yoghurt that has no added sugar. Alternatively, you can use soya yoghurt or vegan mayonnaise if you do not eat dairy.

Method:
  1. Using a food processor, shred the red cabbage, followed by the carrot, red pepper and red onion.
  2. Place the shredded ingredients into a large mixing bowl and add the yoghurt. Stir all ingredients together until blended.
  3. Enjoy as an accompaniment with sandwiches, meat, cooked meals or as a snack on its own.
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