Corned Beef and Irish Stout

St. Patrick’s Day: A time of drinking, luck, and lots of Green. 

Every year around this holiday, hundreds of people have a meal that includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and Irish stout beer.  It’s most commonly known as ‘Corned Beef and Cabbage.’  However, there’s a question on whether or not this Irish tradition is healthy.  Well…it is and it isn’t. 

 

Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

“What makes this entire meal healthy?”  According to livestrong.com and shape.com:

Corned Beef contains:

  • High Protein
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin B
  • Thiamin

Cabbage contains:

  • Vitamin C
  • Folic acid
  • Fiber

Personal note: Cabbage is also Heart Healthy!

Potatoes

  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber

Personal Note: Potatoes also contain Magnesium

Irish Stout Beer

  • Lower risk of blood clots
  • Improve blood flow
  • Antioxidants

 

 

Potatoes

“What makes Corned Beef and Cabbage unhealthy?”

Corned Beef

  • High Sodium (salty preservatives)
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Fat Content

Personal Note: If you order a brisket at the store, that will automatically cut down the fat content.

Cabbage

  • Personal Note: It stinks up the kitchen!

Potatoes

  • High in carbs

Irish Stout Beer

  • Drink in moderation.  Many of the health benefits are erased when too much is consumed.

 

frog chef

“How can I make Corned Beef and Cabbage healthier?”

Wellness Mama has posted a healthy recipe for this meal online.  Take a look!

https://wellnessmama.com/2079/corned-beef-cabbage/

 

 

 

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