Cabbage: Properties, Benefits and Weight Loss Recipes

Today we will talk about an excellent food, cabbage . We know that not everyone likes it, but the benefits of this vegetable are fantastic, so it is worth including it in the diet.

Using it as the main ingredient in juices is an interesting option. Cabbage (cabbage) is rich in minerals ( calcium , iron and phosphorus) and vitamins (A, Group B and C) . It is excellent for fighting digestive problems, liver disease, kidney stones, painful periods, arthritis and bronchitis. It can also be used to prevent hangovers, relieve constipation (due to its high fiber content), prevent bad moods, and heal gastric ulcers.

Because it is a formidable source of iodine, it is recommended for people suffering from goiter, a disease originally caused by poor intake of this mineral. Iodine is an essential constituent of the thyroid gland, involved in the daily production of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).

Benefits and Properties of Cabbage

  • Contains fiber, which increases the feeling of satiety. It is low in calories and therefore is widely used in weight loss diets.
  • Helps strengthen bones because it is rich in magnesium and calcium in the ideal ratio . To improve bone density, not only calcium is necessary, but also magnesium, without calcium, magnesium has no function within the bone.
  • Magnesium is essential for the formation and proper functioning of neurotransmitters, responsible for maintaining a good mood.
  • Cabbage is a source of B vitamins such as niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), and riboflavin.
  • The leaves and stems also contain iron, phosphorus, copper, manganese , selenium, potassium and zinc .
  • It is also an excellent source of vitamin E and protein.
  • Cabbage is rich in antioxidants . Its importance is quite high with carotenoids and flavonoids, two powerful antioxidants that protect cells against free radicals that cause oxidative stress. The flavonoid kaempferol and quercetin (don’t rule out the other 45 different flavonoids in cabbage) are also known to specifically fight cancer cell formation. It also contains antioxidants such as vitamin A, C and manganese. Cabbage is undoubtedly a smart choice in the battle against cellular oxidation .
  • It is an anti-inflammatory. One cup of cabbage provides around 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids that help regulate the inflammatory process in the body. The vitamin K helps in cases of inflammatory conditions excessive as arthritis, autoimmune diseases, asthma and cancer.
  • Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities as well as its glucosinolate content, cabbage can help prevent and fight colon, breast, bladder, prostate, ovarian and gastric cancer.
  • Cabbage is also beneficial for the heart because it reduces cholesterol by combining its high fiber content with the bile acids that the liver produces from the digestion of fats. As many of these bile acids are coupled with fiber, the liver is responsible for producing them in greater amounts to digest fat and therefore requires more cholesterol to help reduce it.
  • Cabbage is detoxifying . Glucosinolate isothiocyanates (ITCs) are found in cabbage in both phases (I and II) of the body’s detoxification process. It also contains sulfur, which studies have found essential for phase II detoxification.
  • It is rich in vitamin K. 100 grs. they contain 1,103% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) necessary for the synthesis of osteocalcin, a protein that strengthens the composition of bones. It also prevents the build-up of calcium in the tissue that can lead to atherosclerosis leading to cardiovascular disease and stroke. This vitamin is essential for the synthesis of sphingolipids, fat necessary to maintain the myelin sheath around the nerves and therefore the nervous system.
  • With more than 192% of the RDA of vitamin A , cabbage improves immunity , maintains healthy bones and teeth, prevents urinary stones, and is essential for our reproductive organs. This nutrient reduces inflammation and improves skin texture, especially acne .
  • One cup of cabbage provides more than 88% of the RDA for vitamin C , which is not only a powerful antioxidant, but also lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system, and fights age-related eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Cabbage / Cabbage Juice Recipes for Quick Weight Loss

Cabbage can help shed extra pounds thanks to its high fiber content and acts as a natural laxative. Its detoxifying properties help you lose weight and improve the appearance of cellulite .

This is because cabbage is able to block fatty enzymes due to the large amount of calcium present in its composition. It is low in calories and rich in folic acid, potassium, beta-carotene, and hydroxycinnamic acid ester (an anti-aging compound).

The benefits of this vegetable are enough to include it in the daily diet, both for health and beauty. A practical way to do it is in juices, check our Green Juice Recipes to LOSE WEIGHT quickly !!!. As it has properties that help digestion and the healing of internal wounds, common in cases of gastritis and ulcers, the ideal is to drink them 30 minutes before meals.

Lemon and cabbage juice

Ingredients

  • 1 cabbage leaf
  • Juice of 2 lemons

Preparation

  • Beat everything in a blender, drink it immediately and avoid sweetening it.

Cabbage sprouts can speed up calorie burning, and their high fiber content helps with bowel function.

The lemon detoxifies the body , has a diuretic effect and increases the feeling of satiety. By mixing them, you get a juice that helps maintain (or lose) weight.

Orange juice with cabbage and ginger

Orange juice with cabbage and ginger

Ingredients

  • 1 cabbage leaf
  • 2 oranges
  • 3 cm ginger

Preparation

  • Beat everything in a blender, drink it immediately and avoid sweetening it.

Cabbage is able to accelerate the burning of calories. Ginger is also thermogenic and works by speeding up metabolism. Orange contains fiber, which helps you feel full.

Lemon juice with cabbage and beets

Ingredients

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cabbage leaves
  • beet
  • ½ cup of water

Preparation

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and beat until smooth.

This juice causes greater satiety and accelerates metabolism which helps burn calories. Helps the body absorb fat-eliminating proteins and improve the appearance of cellulite. As it contains beets, it combats anxiety and the desire to eat sweets.

Frozen cabbage pulp

Frozen cabbage pulp

Because cabbage doesn’t last long fresh, it’s a good idea to make frozen cubes for later use.

  1. Place a whole package (including stems) of well-washed and preferably organic cabbage in a blender.
  2. Add a little water and beat until a thick broth forms.
  3. Place the mixture on an ice cube tray and place in the freezer.
  4. Once the cubes are frozen, protect the tray with a plastic wrap.

Use one or two cubes to prepare the juice. You can also let it dissolve and add lemon or orange.

For best results it is necessary to follow a balanced diet and an exercise routine, both with professional accompaniment.

Weight loss has never been so easy and tasty. You just have to put these recipes into practice and enjoy these wonderful cabbage juices .

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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