The cabbage soup diet is one of the classic natural recipes for weight loss. This is a simple diet that can be done for a maximum of 7 days and consists of consuming large quantities of cabbage soup accompanied by a specific menu that we will detail below. Indeed, the main food of this diet is cabbage, which is known to have fat-burning properties.
Discover the benefits of certain components of this magic soup:
1 – The benefits of onions
It is best known for its richness in antioxidants and in particular quercetin. Antioxidants are known to protect the body’s cells against free radical attack,
Free radicals are notably responsible for diseases appearing with age, cardiovascular diseases and cancers. The antioxidants contained in the onion would help protect the body against the development of this type of disease .
2 – The benefits of cabbage
They are very low in calories, as they are rich in water (from 20 kcal/ 100 g to 41 kcal/ 100 g for Brussels sprouts)
200 g of cabbage cover: 40 to 50% of daily vitamin C requirements, 20% of fiber requirements, 1/4 of vitamin B9 requirements.
Cabbages also have other benefits: Substances such as indoles, isothiocyanates, and dithiolthiones appear to have powerful anti-cancer effects .
3 – The benefits of parsley
- Parsley is known for its diuretic and appetizing properties . It is then particularly effective in decoction (50 g of parsley leaves per liter of water) to drink throughout the day.
- Parsley has a beneficial effect on the liver , spleen , intestines and the entire digestive system . It treats intestinal disorders (bloating, constipation, indigestion), calms renal colic and fights against urinary tract infections .
- Prevention of chronic and seasonal diseases of the respiratory tract : cough, asthma, bronchitis.
- Parsley has anti- anaemic and blood-thinning effects . It is effective in case of irregular, painful or difficult periods . Rich in vitamin K , it is however not recommended for people taking blood thinners .
How to follow the cabbage soup diet?
To observe conclusive results on your figure and your health, we advise you to obtain ingredients of biological origin.
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 bunch of celery
- 150 g green beans
- 1 cabbage, sliced
- 3 sprigs of parsley
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of pepper
- Place all the ingredients in the pot
- Cover the pot with water and bring to a boil
- Mix while boiling for 10 minutes
- Reduce heat and simmer soup until vegetables are tender.
Course of the cabbage soup diet: (you can eat in the soup at will, respecting the instructions for each day)
Consume fruits at will except bananas
Eat vegetables as much as you want except corn and potatoes
Consume vegetables and fruits at will except for the restrictions of the previous days
Eat soup only
You can add grilled turkey and fish as an accompaniment to the soup
Consume fruits and meat as an accompaniment to the soup
Eat vegetables and brown rice as an accompaniment to the soup
So that the results of this slimming cure can last over time, it is essential to resume a balanced diet low in fat and sugar, accompanied by regular physical activity and to hydrate properly.
As a reminder, it is essential to notify your doctor before starting a slimming treatment. Cabbage and parsley are contraindicated when taking anticoagulant treatment.
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