Nutrient-rich cauliflower - one of the most commonly used for cooking vegetables in our kitchen. Cauliflower - is not only very tasty vegetable, but also herbal remedy. Inflorescence of this vegetable contains such vital nutrients like indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane, which help in preventing prostate cancer, ovarian and cervical cancer, so cauliflower - the most important vegetable for both men and women. However, this is not all the beneficial properties of cauliflower, known to modern medicine.

Dietary and anti-cancer product

Cauliflower, primarily distinguished by the combination of a small amount of calories and high satiety. In fact, 100 g of fresh cauliflower contains only 26 kcal. At the same time, in the cauliflower is almost no fat and absolutely no cholesterol, making it especially useful for people who want to lose weight. However, if you ever had to eat cauliflower, you should be aware of how this vegetable is rich. Thus, cauliflower - is a great way to satisfy your stomach without gaining too many calories.

Another useful feature is associated with cauliflower anticancer action of this vegetable. As mentioned above, cauliflower contains several anticancer phytochemicals such as sulforaphane, plant sterol and indole-3-carbinol. All of these substances are very effective means for the prevention of and inhibition of prostate cancer cells, breast, cervix, colon, and ovaries. Cauliflower has a cytotoxic effect on cancer cells, so it is perhaps the most effective natural way to fight cancer.

Source of vitamin C, B vitamins and minerals

Fresh Cauliflower is a rich source of vitamin C - on this indicator, it is comparable to oranges. If specifically, a total of 100 grams of cauliflower contains 48.2 mg, or 80% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for an adult. Vitamin C present in cauliflower in a high concentration, is a proven antioxidant, helps in fighting harmful free radicals, enhance immunity and, once again, prevents infections and cancers. Therefore racemes fresh cauliflower - it is also an excellent weapon in the fight against seasonal diseases, colds and flu, as well as many other nasty infections.

Other useful properties of cauliflower to the body caused by a high concentration of vitamin B. For example, in cauliflower contains folate, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), thiamine (vitamin B1) and niacin (vitamin B3). These vitamins are needed primarily for regulating metabolism and digestion. Because cauliflower is useful for constipation, diarrhea, stomach and intestinal diseases. In addition, the cauliflower also detected a small amount of vitamin K and bone reinforcing nervous system.

Cauliflower - it is also a good source of many minerals, such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium and potassium. Dominated manganese necessary for proper metabolism and building bones and connective tissue, and potassium, which is an important intracellular electrolyte and helps with hypertension. Obviously, as far as universal cauliflower - useful properties of vegetable cover various areas of human health.

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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is an Ayurvedic practitioner based in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of ancient healing treatment Ayurveda, not only in India but also abroad. Dr. Vikram has conducted many seminar and workshop on herbal treatment in various nations. Read more