One of the most widely available and consumed vegetables in the Indian subcontinent Cauliflower or ‘Bandh Gobhi’ packs tons of fibre and cancer-fighting nutrients.
Cauliflower is much more than broccoli’s paler cousin: This member of the cruciferous veggies family is packed with a rich supply of nutrients and is finally getting the attention it deserves as a nutrition powerhouse.
Here’s why you should stock up on these:
Anti-inflammatories prevent blood vessel diameter reduction, which normally causes stroke and high blood pressure.
Excellent source of fibre, as well as compounds to help regulate gut bacterial growth.
Rich in choline (C5H14NO) to help improve learning and memory and combat age-related memory decline.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Cauliflower is like a natural multi-vitamin! Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin’s- C, B and K and many more!
Contains indole-3-carbinol, vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, all great anti-inflammatories.
ANTIOXIDANTS AND PHYTONUTRIENTS
Loaded with beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid and others, all helping to defend against reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Glucosinolates support the liver and trigger enzymes in the body to aid in detoxification.
Cauliflower, a veggie, is like a great meat substitute to cut down on animal protein intake. Great as the human base!
Additionally, it’s weight loss friendly and incredibly easy to add to your diet.
Cauliflower contains just 27 calories per cup and it’s packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Can it help prevent cancer?
While no single food in isolation is linked to preventing or causing tumour growth, cauliflower contains a compound called sulforaphane, which helps block abnormal cell development.
That said eating lots of cruciferous veggies, in general, may decrease your risk of all kinds of chronic diseases! Broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kale are all great options for filling your plate.
You can roast it, sauté it, steam it, rice it, and purée it. So, eat it the way you like it!
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