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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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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.
It was a sight to bring tears into one's eyes(and I hope none of you will be cruel enough to laugh at it), to see the poor creatures go snuffing along, picking up here a cabbage leaf and there a turnip top, and rooting their noses in the earth for whatever they could find.
1] If anything was wanting to complete his despair, it was a notice, served upon him in the midst of his distress, that the corporation was about to run a new street through the very center of his cabbage garden.
Mahbub stuffed himself with great boluses of spiced mutton fried in fat with cabbage and golden-brown onions.
The woodwork, throughout, is of a dark hue and there is much carving about it, with but a trifling variety of pattern for, time out of mind, the carvers of Vondervotteimittiss have never been able to carve more than two objects -- a time-piece and a cabbage.
The Dutch have, perhaps, an indeterminate idea that a curtain is not a cabbage.
Otherwise, one cannot explain why he should not have been just as reticent on the subject nearest his heart when bestowing on Sally the twenty-seventh cabbage as he had been when administering the hundred and sixtieth potato.
I really don't know but what I WILL take summer cabbage.
Never have I been much of a ladies' man, being more concerned with fighting and kindred arts which have ever seemed to me more befitting a man than mooning over a scented glove four sizes too small for him, or kissing a dead flower that has begun to smell like a cabbage.
You are puzzled because you cannot get over the idea that pleasures are only of the senses; but, child, a man who dies for his country dies because he likes it as surely as a man eats pickled cabbage because he likes it.
I tell you I have created this thing out of the squashed cabbage leaves of Covent Garden; and now she pretends to play the fine lady with me.
Cabbage palm and gray plum, pisang and scitamine they found in abundance, with wild pineapple, and occasionally small mammals, birds, eggs, reptiles, and insects.