How Cabbage Helps in Weight Loss

How eating cabbage is helpful in weight loss

How Cabbage Helps in Weight Loss
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Cabbage is a highly nutritious food which is widely used in Chinese dishes, salads, soups and vegetables. But effect of eating cabbage can have some effects on your weight loo. Let us learn in detail how cabbage helps in losing weight.

Cabbage is amongest the favorite vegetables for weight conscious people because of high fiber and low calories properties of cabbage. You must have heard about cabbage soup diet in which participants eat too much of cabbage soup to lose as much as 10-15 pounds in a week because it has no fat and cholesterol present in it. Also, cabbage is rich in water which never lets your feel hungry of thirsty and makes it a food that aids in weight loss. Let us learn in detail how cabbage helps in losing weight.

What are the nutritional profile of cabbage that aids in weight loss
Cabbage is  very low in carbohydrates, fat because half cup of cabbage has only 17 calories. So you can eat this cruciferous vegetable without the concern of piling on kilos. One cup of cooked cabbage has 4 grams of dietary fiber that makes your stomach fuller for long time and removes waste from your body smoothly which It also provides vitamin C, manganese and potassium.


It is also rich in some nutrients that boost your metabolism like vitamin A and B1,B2, B6. These nutrients do not let your body deprive of vital nutrients that your body may lose after you lose weight apart from strengthening the metabolism for your body.

What are the effects of cabbage on the appetite
The effectiveness of cabbage for weight loss depends upon how much it affects the glucose level in body. Low sugar level in body can lead to hanger pangs and induce your to eat more and more. Although not much researches have been done on human beings but some researches on animals have some evidence. In 2009 in South Korea, a study by Seoul National university has observed that feeding red cabbage to diabetes rat stabilized their blood glucose level in body and improved glucose tolerance in body. So the reason why cabbage helps in losing weight is by preventing you from overeating rather than aiding in weight loss directly.

How to include cabbage in your diet to lose weight
Cabbage soup diet is also known as model diet as celebrities and models swear by taking cabbage soup for reducing weight rapidly and stay in shape. Cabbage soup is cheap and very effective to enhance the feeling of satiety and prevents the loss of nutrients in your body. You can drink unlimited amount of cabbage soup in your 7 days weight loss plan where you have to eat only boiled vegetables, fresh fruits and lot of water. You can reduce up to 4-5 kg of weight in just 7 days. In addition, drinking cabbage soup before very meal will suppress your hunger and induce you to eat less. It has also detoxifying action on your body which flushes out toxins from your body while keeping your body well-hydrated.

You can make kimchi from cabbage to lose weight
Kimchi is  a Korean food which is made by fermenting cabbage with ingredients like ginger, garlic, chilli flakes, vinegar and soya sauce. it is really delicious and very much low in calories. It is considered that 150 grams of kimchi has only 40 calories. Here is how you can make it-take one kg of cabbage and finely chop it. Then put this in steel vessel and sprinkle one spoon of salt over it. Leave it on for 3-4 hours when cabbage is wilted and squeeze the water out of cabbage. Mix one spoon of finely chopped garlic, one spoon of  finely chopped ginger, 2 spoons of spring onions, of one cup white vinegar, one cup of soya sauce, 1.5 spoons of sugar and 2 spoons of chilli flakes in cabbage and mix all ingredients well. Leave this mixture on for fermentation for 24 hours. Next day, kimchi will be ready to eat which is very effective in burning  fat fast as it is very high in dietary fiber and low in calories. Study also reveal that Korean people have low tendency to gain weight and become obese because they regularly take kimchi in their diet. Apart from aiding in losing weight, eating kimchi aids in boosting your intestinal health and lowering your cholesterol. So if you are planning to go on weight loss program and want to lose significant amount of weight and then you must include kimchi in your everyday diet. 

Conclusion

 Although cabbage is low calorie food which is highly nutritious food but by eating cabbage alone you can not become slim by shedding pounds. You need to cut down on oily and fat-laded food along with taking some form of physical exercise apart from taking cabbage. Cabbage will prevent you from overrating and keeps your bowel clean by flushing out toxins from your body. Moreover, it will never let your body deprive of some nutrients after weight loss if you consume lots of cabbage soup daily.


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