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cab·bage

(kab'ăj)
The common foodstuff(Brassica); limited animal studies suggest possible value as cancer preventive.

cabbage

a plant whose leaves may cause hemolytic anemia if eaten in large quantities. See brassicaoleracea. The seeds contain an antithyroid agent progoitrin which, on conversion to an active form (oxazolidone), causes growth inhibition in chickens.

Patient discussion about cabbage

Q. Will cabbage soup diet will be helpful for me? I have heard about cabbage soup diet. It’s been said that it helps in weight loss. I am overweight and due to this I always lose focus on my studies. I had tried a lot to exercise but could not make it up with the required regularity. So now I have decided to start diet therapy. Will cabbage soup diet will be helpful for me?

A. If you are planning for short- term diet change, replace it with a cabbage soup diet plan. This is the right choice when you are on a major weight loss plan. You need a healthy diet to help you for a good start towards a healthy life. But if you want a long -term diet plan with your weight- loss plan then cabbage soup diet is not a good option as there are not enough of nutrients in cabbage soup diet required by the body.

Q. Has anyone tried the cabbage diet? I'm interested in knowing if this is a good diet.

A. Personally I have tried it and first of all- 1. You cannot eat cabbage longer than a week, it's impossible 2. It is a very bad diet because it does not contain all the major food products one should eat every day, and allows fast yet dangerous weight loss 3. You end up putting back all the weight you lost once you stop, because you start eating like you used to, and you did not use lifestyle changes that will stick with you for the long term.

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The mantelpieces are wide and high, and have not only time-pieces and cabbages sculptured over the front, but a real time-piece, which makes a prodigious ticking, on the top in the middle, with a flower-pot containing a cabbage standing on each extremity by way of outrider.
When he awoke the next morning he broke off a head of the bad and a head of the good cabbage, thinking, 'This will help me to regain my own, and to punish faithlessness.
He lost one of his shoes among the cabbages, and the other shoe amongst the potatoes.
His 'taters and cabbages is twice th' size of any one else's an' they've got a flavor with 'em as nobody's has.
In fact Wolfert Webber was one of those worthy Dutch burghers of the Manhattoes whose fortunes have been made, in a manner, in spite of themselves; who have tenaciously held on to their hereditary acres, raising turnips and cabbages about the skirts of the city, hardly able to make both ends meet, until the corporation has cruelly driven streets through their abodes, and they have suddenly awakened out of their lethargy, and, to their astonishment, found themselves rich men.
I never rode in a wheelbarrow, I never sat on cabbages, and I don't think it 's fair," she said with an injured expression.
When I got below cabbage I turned my chair over and hollered for the proprietor.
For three days he watered this cabbage with a distillation of arsenic; on the third, the cabbage began to droop and turn yellow.
In the corner room at the Club, members gathered to read these broadsheets, and some liked the way Karpushka jeered at the French, saying: "They will swell up with Russian cabbage, burst with our buckwheat porridge, and choke themselves with cabbage soup.
I really don't know but what I WILL take summer cabbage.
Everybody discussed me; and did it as uncon- cernedly as if I had been a cabbage.
The young, sturdy-looking son was telling something funny with his mouth full of pudding, and they were all laughing, the woman in the clogs, who was pouring cabbage soup into a bowl, laughing most merrily of all.