High octane for sure with cabbage...I'll eat it in salads, however, if I'm not going anywhere a few hours later..lol!
As for the whole pieces...it's always good to chew well, but I can relate to the not chewing well part...which is probably part of my problem as well regarding gas...lol!
The cruciferous veggies (actually part of the mustard family which I just read) are hard to break down for most everyone...some enzymes might help geared toward that type of fibre.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!