Are you a fan of cauliflower? Not only is this veggie super tasty, it is packed with nutrients to help you look and feel your best! In this episode of Authentic Self Wellness Radio, you will discover the amazing benefits of cauliflower as well as learn about the best ways to select, cook, and store it. Enjoy!
Even though it may not be as pretty and green as broccoli, cauliflower is still loaded with nutrients that help us look and feel our best. This vegetable is rich in vitamin C, which not only promotes a strong immune system but it helps to improve iron absorption in our bodies. Cauliflower also contains energy-boosting B vitamins, tissue-building protein, and mood-regulating tryptophan. It’s also loaded with dietary fiber to help your body maintain a healthy digestive system. Enjoy this veggie raw with a hummus dip, in salads, or even lightly steamed as a side dish. Eat some cauliflower today!
Just because cauliflower isn’t as vibrant and as colorful as broccoli doesn’t mean it isn’t as nutritious! Cauliflower originated in the Mediterranean region of Europe and has been enjoyed as a versatile vegetable for many years. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C, K, folate, and dietary fiber. It is also packed with manganese, omega-3 fatty acids, and potassium. Studies have shown that eating cauliflower can promote a healthy heart and prevent some cancers. It’s also a great food for providing us with a natural lift of energy due to it’s vitamin B1, B2, and B5 content.
DID YOU KNOW:
– There are enzymes in cauliflower that have been shown to aid in a detoxification process. The next time you go on a cleanse or partake in a detoxification program, include raw cauliflower in your diet as a healthy snack.
– If you sprinkle some lemon juice on the cauliflower before eating it, the ascorbic acid (vitamin C) will enhance the healthy benefits of the phytonutrient concentration. Let the cauliflower sit out for about 5-10 minutes before eating to allow the myrosinase to activate the nutrients in the plant.