Which type of vegetable is both good for the liver and effective for weight loss?

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       Cabbage is soldered, sweet, rich in fiber, rich in vitamins A, B, and C.

Cabbage is a vegetable that belongs to the cruciferous family like cabbage and cauliflower. Compared with cabbage, cabbage has a higher water content and less sugar content, so it has a lower sweetness and lower calories, which is very suitable for those who are in need of weight loss.

Boiled cabbage is also softer than most vegetables because of its finer fiber and better digestion. This dish is not only suitable for the elderly and children but also very good for gastritis patients during the recovery period.

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Cabbage is rich in sulfur-based nutrients such as isothiocyanate and sulforaphane, which have strong antioxidant properties. These nutrients can increase the detoxification capacity of liver enzymes and promote the detoxification rate of the liver, and at the same time prevent the cell’s DNA from being damaged thereby preventing the growth of cancer cells.

Cabbage is also rich in lutein, which can reduce the harmful effects of blue light from cell phones and computers, and benefit eye health.

However, nutritionists also note that, because cabbage is light green, it contains less chlorophyll, folic acid and some nutrients. Therefore, it should be combined with vegetables of other colors to balance the nutrition in the diet.

* Is cabbage with small black spots edible?

Small black spots like black sesame seeds often appear on the leaves of cabbage, causing people to wonder: Is it a sign of bacteria or pests and affects health?

Experts explain that the small black spots on the cabbage are caused by wounds on the leaves that are in the process of self-healing. So the black spot has no effect on the freshness and nutritional content of the cabbage, but pay attention to the cause of the wound.

The first factor that can be mentioned is that during the planting process, the water source is not well controlled, causing the cells to break and create black spots on the leaves. Another factor is that too much nitrogen fertilizer during planting causes foliar wounds. It should be known that nitrogenous fertilizers can be converted into nitrate in plant leaves, when ingested, will react with saliva to nitrosamine, which if accumulated in the body can cause carcinogenic reactions.

Therefore, avoid buying cabbage with too many black spots on the surface. If the vegetables only have a few small black spots on the surface of the leaf stalks, you can cut them off with a knife before cooking.

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