Cauliflower is a vegetable and a member of the cruciferous (or Brassicaceae) family— along with kale, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and some others. Not only is cauliflower delicious, but it’s also a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B2 and more.
Here are the top five benefits of cauliflower and why you should be including it in your diet:
1. It may help fight cancer
Cauliflower contains a compound called sulforaphane. Some research shows that this compound kills cancer stem cells, and this can control cancer and tumor growths. Cauliflower also has indoles and isothiocyanates, which inhibit the development if cancer in some studies in rats and mice, according to the National Cancer Institute.
2. It’s Anti-inflammatory
As we know, food and inflammation play an important role in our body— the less inflammation, the healthier and better we feel. Cauliflower contains indole-3-carbinol or I3C, which plays an important role in inflammation. In addition, contains vitamin C, which helps boost immunity
3. It can aid in weight loss
Cauliflower is a low-carb, low-calorie, no-fat food, but is full of fiber and vitamin C. The fiber will help you feel more and promotes healthy digestion.
4. It can help balance our hormones
Cauliflower has been shown to help balance hormones and reduce unhealthy levels of estrogens. Excess estrogen is associated with health issues like ovarian cancer, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue and many other illness.
5. May help reduce cellulite
Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts contain mild phytoestrogens, which many help reduce the appearance of the cellulite, according to Dr. Lionel Bissoon, author of “The Cellulite Cure.””
Cook the garlic and onions until golden brown. Then, add the cauliflower and all the other ingredients. When all the ingredients boil with the water, blend to make sure everything is incorporated. Enjoy!
Makes 2 servings.