Cauliflower : Amazing Health Benefits

By Refadoc, Posted on : Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 12:40 pm IST

Cauliflower : Amazing Health Benefits

Cauliflower – Amazing Health Benefits

It is a very commonly known fact that the fruits and vegetables which are most colorful are the ones which are most packed in nutrients. However, did you know that with its high fiber content and high Vitamin B content, Cauliflower has been able to make it up the list of some of the most nutritious vegetables. Cauliflower comes packed with antioxidants as well as Phytonutrients which are best known to protect against Cancer. The Choline present in the vegetable is also known to boost the learning and memory process.

Nutritional Breakdown of Cauliflower:

One cup chopped raw Cauliflower contains the following:

Calories                   27

Protein                     2 grams

Fat                           0.3 grams

Carbohydrates          5 grams

Fiber                        2.1 grams

Sugar                       2 grams

Cauliflower also comes packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin K as well as Vitamin B6 and Folate. It contains smaller amounts of Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium.

Health Benefits of Cauliflower:

Many research studies have proved that consuming Cauliflowers is known to decrease your risk of contracting Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Diseases as well as boosts your overall mortality rate and provides you with a healthy complexion on top of that. Check out some of the major health benefits of the vegetable as follows:

  1. Protects against Cancer: Cauliflowers are packed with Antioxidants which are known to prevent the cellular mutation and reduce the oxidative stress from the free radicals present in the body. Indole-3-Carbinol, present in Cauliflowers is known to reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women. Cauliflower is also known to keep colon cancer and lung cancer within control. The sulphur containing compounds in Cauliflower are known to provide them with their cancer fighting properties.
  2. Aids Digestion: Cauliflower is very rich in fiber and water content, which makes it an ideal diet to keep constipation at bay. It helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract and helps to reduce the risk of contracting colon cancer. The fiber present in Cauliflower helps to regulate the working of the immune system and keeps inflammation at bay. It also helps to decrease the risk of inflammation related problems such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer as well as obesity.
  3. Boosts the Memory: Choline, one of the major constituents of Cauliflower is known to help with the sleeping patterns, muscle movements, learning as well as memory retention. It helps to maintain the structure of the cell membranes and aids in the transmission of the nervous impulses as well.
  4. Strong Bones: Vitamin K is one of the major constituents of Cauliflower and helps to decrease the risk of bone fracture and osteoporosis. Good amounts of Vitamin K are known to improve the bone health and acts as modifiers in order to build up the matrix of the bones by improving the calcium absorption and reducing the urinary secretion of Calcium from the body.

 

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