Is Cabbage Good for Weight Gain? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Cabbage is good for obesity. Because it has low calories, high fiber, and antioxidants, and they can help you reduce your appetite, protect your cells, and lower your blood sugar and fat levels.

Obesity is a condition that affects your body weight and fat distribution.

In obesity, your body stores excess fat, especially around your abdomen, which can increase your risk of various health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

One of the key factors in managing obesity is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake and expenditure, which can impact your weight and health.

To effectively manage obesity, you should consume fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and avoid sugar-rich foods like candies, cakes, and sodas.

Now, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that belongs to the same family as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale.

People usually eat cabbage raw in salads, cooked in soups or stews, or fermented in sauerkraut or kimchi.

Cabbage is good for obesity because it contains low calories, high fiber, and antioxidants.

A cup of chopped raw cabbage has only 22 calories, 2.2 grams of fiber, and 51% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Fiber can help you feel full and reduce your appetite, which can lower your calorie intake and promote weight loss.

Antioxidants can help protect your cells from oxidative stress and inflammation, which can worsen obesity and its complications.

Furthermore, cabbage is a low-glycemic food and a low-carbohydrate food.

Low-glycemic foods are foods that do not cause a rapid spike in your blood sugar levels, which can prevent insulin resistance and diabetes.

Low-carbohydrate foods are foods that limit your intake of starches and sugars, which can reduce your fat storage and increase your fat burning.

You can eat up to two cups of cabbage per day safely.

More than that can cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea, due to its high fiber and sulfur content.

Also, you shouldn’t eat cabbage if you have hypothyroidism, a condition that affects your thyroid gland and metabolism.

Cabbage contains goitrogens, substances that can interfere with your thyroid hormone production and worsen your symptoms.

You can buy fresh cabbage in your local market or can order it from online.

Always choose cabbage that is firm, crisp, and green, without any bruises or blemishes.

Because these indicate the freshness and quality of the cabbage.

You can store them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing obesity effectively.

I always recommend my obesity patients to follow a weight-loss-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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