Calories in cabbage

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The cabbage comes from the species Brassica oleracea meaning cabbage is closely related to broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and even Chinese Bok Choy! Cabbage is quite rich in vitamins and minerals but thankfully not calories, with1 cup of cabbage containing only 22.25 Calories. Cabbage contains Sulforaphane which is known as a powerful Phytochemical which helps to break down any harmful carcinogens within the body. If Cabbage isn’t starting to sound like some sort of “wonder food” you may be swayed by the fact that it is also a significant source of the amino acid glutamine which has anti-inflammatory properties! Freshly blended Cabbage juice has been shown to help in the rapid healing of peptic ulcers and Cabbage is even known for slowing down growing cancer cells!

calories in cabbage

In a nut shell, Cabbage is a great source of:

  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Vitamins B1, B6, C, K and Folate
  • Manganese
  • Sulforaphane

The cabbage diet works so well for a few reasons. Firstly the very low calorie content of the cabbage works on the hips but also the increased fiber helps you become…more regular…and when combined with more water intake this all leads to fast weight loss.

Even if the cabbage diet is a bit too intense or not right for you then including some cabbage in your regular diet is only going to be of benefit to your health and well being and you don’t have to worry about the calories in cabbage either!


 
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