Cabbage has been lauded for its weight loss properties for decades. From the ever so popular cabbage soup diet to the pungent cabbage juice cleanse

Does cabbage work as a weight-loss food or is the fad just an unsubstantiated craze?

Why is cabbage good for weight loss?

There is a simple reason why cabbage is a great weight-loss food. It is low in fat, low in calories and high in fibre. This means cabbage can fill you up without filling you out

Cabbage has many health benefits outside of weight loss including being rich in vitamin C and Beata carotene making it a great addition to any healthy diet.

Using cabbage to bulk up your meals is a great idea especially if you are looking to lose weight.

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Cabbage soup vs cabbage juice cleanse

According to The Mayo Clinic, both the cabbage soup diet and the cabbage juice cleanse could lead to weight loss however they are similarly flawed.

Both these diets not only severely restrict calories but also severely restrict nutrients making them unsustainable as a lifestyle and detrimental to your health.

How to use cabbage for weight loss

Cabbage is suggested rather as part of a balanced diet. Because cabbage is so filling and low in calories; it makes a great filler food once your nutritional needs are met. For example, it is a great base for a salad because you can eat more of it without eating too many calories.


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