The Health Benefits of Cauliflower
The cauliflower is a flowering vegetable that is often eaten with other vegetables like carrots and broccoli. It provides phytochemicals that the body needs to stay healthy.
Cauliflower is a member of the "white" family of fruits and vegetables. This group includes other natural foods like bananas, mushrooms, onions and garlic. Cauliflower contains allicin (which can improve heart health and reduce the risk of strokes) and selenium (which works with Vitamin C to strengthen the immune system). Cauliflower also helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Cauliflower contains folate, a B vitamin that is needed for cell growth and replication. For this reason, pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive can benefit from eating cauliflower. The vegetable aids development in the unborn child.
Cauliflower is an excellent source of fiber, which helps improve colon health and can even prevent cancer. Recent studies show that cauliflower -- along with other cruciferous vegetables like brussels sprouts and cabbage -- contain indole-3-carbinol, a substance that affects estrogen metabolism in the body, and prevents breast cancer and other cancers that primarily strike women.
~ Ajeet Khurana