Cabbage is a very affordable vegetable, but at the same time useful and low-calorie. Being a student, I decided to lose weight (then I really had excess weight), but since the money was tight, my menu was very limited. So the cabbage rescued me very much. I ate it in large quantities, practically instead of lunch and dinner. As a result – minus 15 kg.
True, I will not advise anyone to advise such a diet. The Internet is full of recipes miraculous diets, based on cabbage decoction or salad. But to eat one cabbage (even if it is very useful) is by no means impossible. Even the child knows that the menu should be complete. And mono-diets lead to a quick weight loss and to his equally quick return.
By the way, after I was so fabulously thin and weighed 45 kg, I also recovered by the same 15 kg and even more. My weight returned to normal only when I began to lose weight gradually and changed my attitude towards nutrition. But about the cabbage, I still do not forget, because This vegetable is indispensable in our quest for harmony.
It is deservedly said that you can eat cabbage for a whole day and not get better. Only 20 kcal per 100 grams! If a radical weight loss is not included in your plans, but you are saving the body, I advise you to eat cabbage salad before lunch and dinner. Then the place in the stomach for the main course will remain less, and the appetite will decrease, because White cabbage salad will have to chew for a long time.
In winter, especially should lean on the vegetable, because it contains a lot of vitamin C, folic acid, and even potassium, iron, manganese, and zinc. There are more proteins in cabbage than in other vegetables, and even essential acids are present in its composition. It does not matter if you have only sauerkraut at home, it is even more useful than fresh, especially for the gastrointestinal tract.
Kohlrabi, color, Brussels …
There are so many types of cabbage that you can try a new one every day and diversify your menu only at the expense of this vegetable. Perhaps, there is no such kind of cabbage, which I would not like. And in each of them there are a lot of vitamins, minerals and other valuable components:
– color – tasty boiled
– Broccoli – the leader in vitamin A
– Brussels – the leader in vitamin C content
– Beijing – a record low calorie – 12 kcal per 100 grams.
– Kohlrabi – it is a pleasure to gnaw her in the summer, especially if she has just been taken off the garden
Despite all the advantages of a vegetable, it is not recommended for everyone to use it fresh. Those who suffer from gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer, chronic gastritis should not lean on salads, but turn their attention to stewed cabbage or boiled.