condiments on cabbage soup diet

by Arthur L Cavanagh
(Fort Myers Beach Florida)

Are condiments allowed on the cabbage soup diet? Such as olives pickles pickled beets and peppers. I stay away from sugar and I noticed that some of these products do have sugar added.

Just a note about artificial sweeteners. They can be a cause of Migraines. Please be aware if you do suffer Migraines. God bless and thank you.


Hi Arthur,
the cabbage soup diet works better without condiments and you are right, most of them contain (artificial) sugar and/or sodium.

But for motivational reasons you may have some in limited quantities - max. 1 tablespoon per day on the vegetable days.

See here a similar thread: pickled vegetables

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olives and pickles

hello,
I am wondering if it is ok to have olives or pickles on the cabbage soup diet?


Hi,
I don't recommend olives, they are too high in fat. Pickles have usually added salt and sugar, that's why they are also not appropriate for the cabbage soup diet.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Soy Sauce


(colombia)

Can I use soy sauce for veggies and to marinate the beef on the beef day?
How about mustard to marinate?


Yes you may use soy sauce for your veggies or to marinate the beef, but in very limited quantities - 1 teaspoon per day. Soy sauce usually has a high salt content. The same is true fo mustard. Salt again retains water in your body and the purifying effect of the cabbage soup diet might be in danger.

We therefore recommend to use not more than either 1 teaspoon mustard or 1 teaspoon soy sauce per day.

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coconut oil for cabbage soup diet not recommended

can you take coconut oil on the cabbage soup diet

We recommend to take olive oil instead of coconut oil for the cabbage soup diet. Here is why:

There is a lot of scientific evidence showing the benefit of eating monounsaturated fats (such as olive oil or rapeseed oil) or
polyunsaturated fats (oils based on vegetables and spreads).

That's why the improved version of the cabbage soup diet allows the intake of 1 tablespoon of above mentioned oils like olive oil or rapeseed oil per day.

You may use this oil for frying vegetables or add it to the cabbage soup. Especially the so called virgin olive oil is recommended with its high content of polyunsaturated fats.

...And coconut oil?
In health circles, coconut oil is and remains a subject of controversy.

Like butter, coconut oil is extremely high in saturated fat (90%), 6% monounsaturated fat, and 2% polyunsaturated fat.

Why is this bad?
Saturated fatty acids may raise the levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the blood. Higher levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood are associated with heart disease.

Our recommendation: If you want to add oil to the cabbage soup diet week then choose only the best one: extra virgin olive oil!

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Vinegar and Soy sauce

by beenish
(u.s.a)

I put vinegar and soy sauce in my soup....is that ok???

Hi Beenish,

allowed is one tablespoon vinegar and one teaspoon soy sauce per day. You can use vinegar for a salad sauce, put soy sauce over your vegetables and of course also put both in your cabbage soup if you prefer that. But please don't consume more than the recommended quantities per day.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Salad Dressing with my vegetables on Day 6 ????

May I have salad dressing?

For one day: Mix one teaspoon olive oil with some vinegar or lemon juice. Add some sodium-reduced seasoning and herbs and you'll have a wonderful dressing.

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