Health Benefits of Cauliflower

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While it may be one of the less popular veggies in our houses, cauliflower is one that we should try to incorporate weekly.  Cauliflower is a non-starchy vegetable  and is a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage and broccoli. High intake of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a lower risk of some cancers. They contain vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, that may help neutralize damaging toxins.

Glucosinolates are sulfur-containing compounds that give cauliflower its pungent smell and flavor. Glucosinolates activate the body’s detoxification system.  Cauliflower is also an excellent source of potassium with one cup having almost the same amount as a banana.Potassium is an essential dietary mineral. Normal body functions, including regular heart beats and proper body hydration, depend on proper potassium concentrations both inside and outside of cells.  Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes skin and brain health. When you think of vitamin C, you might think of…

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