While this veggie has been around for a long time, it has been extremely undervalued…. but it’s not gaining more popularity among those looking for a healthy treat or substitute. So here is what there is to know about it…..
One cup of raw cauliflower is loaded vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and folic acid. According to WebMD, it also has a sulfur compound which helps prevent disease.
For those who don’t know, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant meaning that eating this veggie regularly will help protect you from free-radical damage and reduce your risk of disease caused by oxidative stress like cancer or cardiovascular disease.
To add to the list, Cauliflower has anti-inflammatory properties. This means regular consumption of it helps decrease inflammation in your body which could help prevent arthritis, diabetes , and obesity.
Last but not least, Cauliflower helps your body’s detox system. It contains nutrients that can help activate detoxification enzymes in the body and regulate their activity.
Not only is it healthy for you, it’s also a great snack when you’re trying to lose weight. Raw cauliflower is crunchy which means it takes a longer time to eat, meaning it gives your body more time to let you know you’re full.
It’s also a great substitute for potatoes. Instead of mashed potatoes use cauliflower and condiment it in the same manner. You can also steam it and add you’re favorite cheese on top.
Did I mention its great to eat while you’re on a budget?