8 Benefits of the Superfood Cauliflower

Janice Tovey
2 min readDec 26, 2021

A most nutritious vegetable

A picture of the superfood cauliflower that boasts 9 health benefits. Delicious and nutritious to include in your diet everyday,
Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash

Cauliflower supports immune health: The cauliflower is famously high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Immunity is extremely important in the face of widespread illnesses such as Covid. Boost your vitamin C intake with this delicious vegetable.

Cauliflower aids in weight reduction: Cauliflower has 25 calories in one cup. It is very rich in fiber. Fiber slows digestion and you feel satisfied longer. It can also keep your body hydrated. Cauliflower is 92 percent water. Cauliflower is the perfect choice for anyone looking to loose weight.

Cauliflower can lower the risk of cancer: Cauliflower chemical compounds are known as phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are associated with protection against chronic diseases. Cauliflower has high contents of isothiocyanates, and glucosinolates. Both of these antioxidants have been shown to reduce cancer. This is especially true for colon, lung, breast, and prostrate cancer.

Cauliflower can be substituted for grains: Cauliflower can be of great assistance if you are on a low-carb diet, or just looking to eat more vegetables. Cauliflower has 9 times less carbs than rice and many more vitamins and nutrients. Why not try cauliflower crust pizza, cauliflower tortillas or cauliflower mash?

Cauliflower is a great source of choline: Choline plays an important role in metabolism and nervous system functioning. Choline may also aid in memory function. Relatively few food sources contain choline, making cauliflower an excellent choice. One cup of cauliflower contains 11 percent of your daily requirement.

Cauliflower is high in vitamin K: Vitamin K is less well known than other vitamins but just as important. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin. It plays an important role in regulating calcium levels in the blood, bone metabolism and blood clotting. Blood clotting is essential to helping your body heal from injury. Cauliflower offer approximately 20% of you daily requirement of Vitamin K.

Cauliflower contains most of the nutrients you need: Cauliflower is a rare food because of this. Besides containing Vitamin B, C, and K, cauliflower is also an excellent source of potassium, folate, phosphorous, magesium and folate.

Cauliflower is incredibly versatile: Cauliflower is satisfying, versatile and can be added to many recipes. Cauliflower can be transformed into mash, baked, roasted, dipped and even pureed into pasta sauce. You can eat cauliflower raw, steamed, roasted, or sauteed. And it requires minimal preparation.

Cauliflower is an extremely healthy option. It can replace traditional carbs, is low in calories, a great source of plant compounds, versatile, and loaded with a powerhouse of vitamins. And cauliflower has the added benefit of protecting against many diseases including cancer.

Cauliflower is indeed a superfood!

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Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.