Cauliflower has become popular nowadays. It can be added on pizza or hot cereals or be used as a healthy alternative for rice in stir-fries, sushi, grainless bowls, and other delicious dishes.
According to studies, this non-starchy vegetable is packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, that may help neutralize damaging toxins. It contains vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium as well as glucosinolates, choline, sulforaphane and many more. All of these contribute to the numerous health benefits of cauliflower.
Helps Fend Off Cancer And Heart Disease
Heart disease and cancer are among the two leading causes of most people around the world. Cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables contain natural substances that protect the bends and branches of blood vessels—areas most prone to inflammation, making it a potent protector of our heart.
Furthermore, studies revealed that this superfood can disable cancer-causing substances and stop cancer from growing and spreading.
Helps Strengthens The Immune System
Certain vegetables, including kale, contain choline that helps with gastrointestinal health. Also, its glutathione content helps fight off infection.
Helps Fight Signs Of Aging
Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a natural substance that may influence genes in ways that slow the biochemical process of aging and compounds that can help protect the brain and nervous system function and slow age-related cognitive decline.
Helps Slow the Progression of Respiratory Problems
According to studies, the consumption of cruciferous veggies, such as cauliflower, can help reduce the severity of respiratory papillomatosis which is caused by the human papillomavirus that affects the vocal cords in the larynx, trachea, lungs, and bronchi.
Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Cauliflower contains bioactive compounds that have anti-inflammatory effects. It is also loaded with antioxidants that counter oxidative stress which fights off premature aging and lowers disease risk.
Helps Improve Brain Health
Due to the presence of choline and phosphorus, cauliflower can aid in the efficient functioning of the brain and nervous system for transmitting nerve signals. These two components are both effective in repairing cell membranes. Also, its vitamin B6 and potassium content are necessary for maintaining brain health and promoting proper communication in the nerves.
Helps Support Healthy Weight Loss
Consumption of cauliflower can help delay the return of hunger, boost fullness, and regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. Adding a cup of it into our diet can help promote satiety.
A three-quarter cup portion of riced cauliflower contains about 25 calories and 1 gram of net carbs (3 grams total with 2 grams as fiber). The same serving of cooked white rice provides about 150 calories and 30 grams of carb.