There are several dark secrets about cabbage, it looks so delicious and welcoming, but deep down there are several side effects that cabbage is hiding in plain sight. Aside from those, cabbages contain an indigestible sugar that can be deadly to the body. The sugar can block the intestines and cause diarrhea.
If you love cabbage or consume large amounts of it, then be prepared to know the side effects that eating cabbage will bring about. It seems like a low-fat dietary option, but rest assured after reading the following list you might think twice before buying cabbage in the future. But this list might not be for all as no one is built the same way they might be able to eat large doses and digest the vegetable; however, for some it might be a very painful journey to eat the leafy vegetable.
1. Increased Gasses
Well this side effect might actually ruin your social life, image having gasses in public spaces or in tight elevators or even with your significant other. Like several vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, cabbage is not easily digestible by the enzymes present in our body. That is why when the vegetable reaches the colon you feel bloating, or find you belching. This is all due to the fact that you enjoyed a big helping of cabbage with your favorite food. The solution is no0t to stop eating it but eat it in controlled amounts.
2. Deficiencies and Problems
Having a lot of cabbage throughout the day can have devastating results on the thyroid, the cabbage can become a nuisance and interfere with the functions of the thyroid. This is due to the fact that the cabbage causes a deficiency of iodine in the body thus there is less iodine for the thyroid to proceed normally. Constant use of this vegetable and you can develop several problems related to thyroid such as hyperthyroidism. Eating small doses is fine, however, overdoing it can cause problems, especially if you are eating other leafy vegetables along with it such as spinach and kale.
Some people have digestive problems and ailments such as bowel syndromes, so they should stay clear of the dreaded cabbage. With high levels of indigestive sugars present in cabbage, people might suffer a lot. The fiber present in the cabbage is beneficial, but only when taken in small amounts. The excess fiber and sugar may cause intestinal problems and diarrhea. That can be very painful for the person suffering from it.
4. Low Blood Sugar Levels
Regulating blood sugar is very necessary in the body else it can cause diabetes. While cabbage does in fact have the ability to control the blood sugar levels of the body and prevent diabetes. Consuming large amounts of the leafy vegetable can result in sugar levels dip dangerously low. This can be a major cause of hypoglycemia if not careful. It can easily be dangerous for blood sugar levels, that is why it’s best to know that cabbage might be a friend, but can be very dangerous in the longer run.
5. Colic In Baby
If you are a mother with a child of the breastfeeding age, then this is for you. As gases can develop in adults by eating cabbage, research shows that your diet of cabbages can have an impact on the baby as well. It might be a root cause for colic in the baby.
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