Weight loss program:
Cabbage constitutes a precious source of vitamins and other essential for organism compounds. It can fully fill the demand for vitamin C. Fresh cabbage as well as sauerkraut increases the activity of digestive system, regulates the running of intestines and has wide medicinal properties. Sauerkraut is exceptionally low-calorie product: 100 g of it has only 20 kcal of energy.
The diet won popularity thanks a rumor announcing Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski had gained a beautiful shape thanks just cabbage. It was compiled for patients with cardiological problems. People, who have used it, lose even up to 5 kg a week, but the majority of them return to the previous weight. It relies on the introduction to a menu big amounts of vegetables which fill stomach (according to the authors they also cancel hunger). Without limits one can eat vegetable soup (such soup should always consist of cabbage) and vegetables and fruit, but meat and carbohydrates are strictly limited. The cabbage soup diet ought not to be applied longer than a week, but it is recommended to serve cabbage soup to a dinner.
Recipe for cabbage soup diet - soup I:
6 big onions, 2 green peppers, a can of tomato puree, a twig of celery and a loaf of cabbage. Preparation: cut and boil all ingredients, season with salt and pepper, a bouillon cube or soybean sauce can be added.
Recipe for cabbage soup diet - soup II:
Boil 2 glasses of water with a small can of tomato puree and a shredded loaf of cabbage.
Example of cabbage soup diet:
Mix 2 eggs and 3 spoons of water with salt and pepper, pour into a frying pan. Add 30 g of ham. Spread butter on 1 or 2 slices of whole-wheat bread, cover them with 20 g of skim cottage cheese, spread with low-calorific conserve, or a slice of whole-wheat bread with butter, a slice of lean cured meat product, a tomato, or mix 3 spoons of oat flakes with 3 spoons of skim yogurt, dice a small apple and add it to the flakes.
Fish with cabbage, or a cabbage soup with potatoes or casseroled dish made of sauerkraut, sausage and fungus.
A pancake of grated potatoes with apple and cabbage, addition of tuna and oat flakes, or a salad of cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes and ham with addition of chicory and parsley top leaves, or red sauerkraut with turkey breast, stewed beets, pieces of pear and crisp bread, or a slice of bread with cabbage sprinkled with caraway and slices of cheese (it can be sprinkled with oil).