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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.
Between the red cabbage and the stuffed green peppers was the item:
Instead of having watered his cabbage with arsenic, he had watered it this time with a solution of salts, having their basis in strychnine, strychnos colubrina, as the learned term it.
Guppy and Smallweed finish theirs, thus getting over the ground in excellent style and beating those two gentlemen easily by a veal and ham and a cabbage.
As Wolfert waxed old and rich and corpulent he also set up a great gingerbread-colored carriage, drawn by a pair of black Flanders mares with tails that swept the ground; and to commemorate the origin of his greatness he had for his crest a full-blown cabbage painted on the panels, with the pithy motto, ALLES KOPF, that is to say, ALL HEAD, meaning thereby that he had risen by sheer head work.
My Aunt Jane," remarked Peter, "used to say that an old teacher of hers told her that when she was going to recite or speak in public she must just get it firmly into her mind that it was only a lot of cabbage heads she had before her, and she wouldn't be nervous.
McGREGOR was on his hands and knees planting out young cabbages, but he jumped up and ran after Peter, waving a rake and calling out, "Stop thief
Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her.
1) In gnaw no radishes and cabbages and pumpkins, nor feed on green leeks and parsley; for these are food for you who live in the lake.
Early in the morning and late in the fading twilight and on all the days Colin and Mary did not see him, Dickon worked there planting or tending potatoes and cabbages, turnips and carrots and herbs for his mother.
The cottage, built substantially of grey stone, stood upon the side of the slope, and a broad strip of garden, half cultivated and half wild, began near the house with cabbages, and ended in a jungle of giant bulrushes as it touched the stream.