I always look forward to this time of year where Cauliflowers are plentiful and cheap. Cauliflower is very versatile and can make a whole dish on its own, and did I mention NUTRITIOUS?!
- Antioxidation - High in vitamin C and manganese which are both powerful antioxidants - 1 cup of boiled cauliflower can give you 55mg of vitamin C.
- Anti-Inflammation - High amounts of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids which help decrease inflammation. Regular cauliflwer consumption can help descrease risk of arthritis, obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular - Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, cauliflower consumption is protective against cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. By decreasing chronic inflammation, cauliflower is able to maintain the patency of the blood vessels and keeps excellent blood flow to essential organs of the body.
- Digestive - A cup of boiled cauliflower delivers about 3.35 g of dietary fiber, which helps clean your digestive system and gets rid of unnecessary substances. Additionally, a substance called glucoraphin present in cauliflower appears to have a protective effect on your stomach lining. With glucoraphin, your stomach is not prone to the bacterium helicobacter pylori, thereby reducing your risk for stomach ulcer and cancer.