Impressive benefits of cauliflower.
An excellent source of vitamins C, K, folate and B6, cauliflower has health-promoting compounds not found in many other vegetables and could provide nutrient support for the body’s detox system, antioxidant system and anti-inflammatory system; chronic imbalances in any of these systems could increase the risk of cancer.
Cauliflower contains glucosinolates that can help activate detoxification enzymes and regulate their activity, while cauliflower’s antioxidants could help lower the risk of oxidative stress in the body’s cells. Chronic oxidative stress is a risk factor in the development of certain cancers.
Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin K, with anti-inflammatory nutrients helping regulate the body’s inflammatory response. The high fibre content in cauliflower could also aid the digestive system. Cauliflower is rich in the nutrient choline, which is essential for brain development as it helps to repair and maintain cell membranes.
Cauliflower can be eaten raw or cooked, while the stem and leaves are also edible and are great in stews or soups. Eat cruciferous vegetables 4-5 times a week for health. Check out the delicious cauliflower recipes in the Just Routine Cookbook, or why not add your own.
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