Useful properties of cabbage
Useful properties of cabbage are known centuries ago in China

Useful properties of cabbage are known centuries ago in China when it grew around the Yangtze River. Cabbage is inexpensive and durable vegetable, with very few calories and a serving fat.

In  cabbage has just 45 calories, less than 1 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates about insignificant amount of fat. Cabbage is relatively poor in nutrients except that one serving contains 15 percent of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C.

Yet it is a low-calorie vegetable that fits with many flavors. It turns out that some very common to our table vegetables among other benefits have yet one more – can save us from overweight. According to nutritionists, they contain special phytonutrients that help to burn fat in the abdomen.

Studies show that there is a particular class of vegetables, able to burn fat and turn xenoestrogens – dangerous substances which come in large quantities in our body from the environment, various foods, cosmetics, means of household chemicals.

cabbage useful properties
Useful properties of cabbage chemical composition of healthy sprouts vitamins and minerals

Xenoestrogens are chemical compounds that disrupt the hormonal system. Being in it, they accumulate and have a high biochemical activity. Besides affecting the reproductive function, contribute to the accumulation of fat in the abdomen (especially for women).

Thus, even at normal levels of hormones, the body is in a state corresponding to their excessive quantity. Vegetables that nutritionists recommend as the most suitable for weight reduction are white cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, white radish, Chinese cabbage, horseradish.

Namely, they contain the largest quantities of the specific substance indol-3-carbinol, which binds to and causes them xenoestrogens undesirable effect. According to experts, to foreseeable benefits, these vegetables should be consumed at least three times a week.

Besides contributing to the slender figure, they contain many vitamins and trace elements related to strengthening of immunity and some studies even reduce the risk of cancer.