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Cabbage soup detox diet plan

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Cabbage soup detox diet plan is favored by many people as a healthy detox diet plan that helps to lose weight and keep healthy.


Cabbage detox diet normally has a 7 day detoxification program. During this week the dieters' entire consumption of food revolves around cabbage in raw form or in any other desired form eg cabbage soup.

However, Cabbage soup detox diet plan does not only have pros, but also cons that dieters should watch for.

Pros of Cabbage Soup Detox Diet

* Fast weight loss.
* The change from some of our normally junky eating habits can be beneficial.
* Vegetables from the Brassica family (such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) have been found to aid in preventing cancer.
* Many say they enjoy eating the soup.


* Some complain that the Cabbage Soup a little too bland.
* Be prepared for gas.
* Requires will power.
* Lacks good nutrition
* High in salt.
* Not a long-term answer.

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* Source: Everydaydiet.org

As one can see cabbage soup diet is not a long term weight loss solution, but rather a short term diet program to detox the body. In fact everydaydiet.org does not recommend cabbage soup detox diet plan.

An easy cabbage soup recipe from about.com forum


* 1 can beef broth or french onion soup
* 3/4 medium head cabbage, chopped
* 2 white onions, chopped
* 1 green pepper, chopped
* 1 mild pepperoncini, finely chopped
* 1/2 cup chopped celery
* 4 cups water
* l large can (28 ounces) tomatoes, chopped, with juice
* 1 clove garlic, chopped
* 2 dashes hot sauce, optional
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed


In large kettle, combine beef broth, chopped cabbage, chopped onions, peppers, celery and water. Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat; turn down to low. Add garlic, hot sauce, and brown sugar; continue cooking until ingredients are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

Conclusion: Whether one uses Cabbage soup detox diet plan or any other healthy diet programs we believe that it's the chois of one's lifestyle that may or may not reach to long term diet and weight loss solution.



I lost around 100 pounds from weight loss surgery serveral years ago. I haven't gained the weight back but I also haven't lost any more. I am looking for something which will help me be healthier (detox) and help me loose some extra weight. I am willing to try anything and over the years have heard the cabbage soup diet will help with both.