10 Health Benefits Of Cabbage (SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN)

1 – Is cabbage good for weight loss?

The cabbage soup diet plan

Cabbage is largely associated with weight loss because of the cabbage soup diet plan. The 7 day cabbage soup diet plan is a crash diet which requires eating large amounts of cabbage soup for a week. The benefits of cabbage soup is that it limits calories, and can be a quick and effective method for losing weight. But the cabbage soup diet plan is nutritionally incomplete, is not sustainable, and should not be adhered to for more than a week at a time.

Does cabbage burn fat?

Contrary to some reports, cabbage does not actually burn body fat. Even though cabbage will not burn fat from your body, it’s still an ideal addition to any weight loss diet. Cabbage is low in calories and high in dietary fiber. The dietary fiber in cabbage will help to control appetite and keep blood sugar levels stable.

Nutritional value of cabbage (boiled) per 100g:

  • How many calories in cabbage – 23
  • How much protein in cabbage – 1.3g
  • How many carbs in cabbage – 6g
  • What is the fat content of cabbage – 0.1g

Nutrients in cabbage

Cabbage contains several important nutrients. Especially potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid, calcium, biotin, manganese and magnesium. Red cabbage also contains anthocyanins. This is a phytochemical also found in Bermuda onions, beets, and blueberries. Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K, and a good source of potassium, iron, folate, and fiber.

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