Health Benefits of Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable one might want to add to one’s regular diet because of its multiple health benefits. Cauliflower consumption has been studied for its cancer-preventing potential and antioxidant nature.

Nutritional content of cauliflower

Cauliflower is high in dietary fiber, folate and vitamin C and possesses a high nutritional density. It is low in fat and carbs.

Cauliflower is a part of the cabbage family which is famous for its several phytochemicals that benefit human health. Sulforaphane, glucosinolates, carotenoids and Indole-3-carbinol are the phytochemicals present in it.

Health benefits

1. Cancer prevention: A diet high in cauliflower is linked to a reduction in the risk of prostate, breast, colon, bladder and ovarian cancers. A Canadian study shows that half a cup of cauliflower a day reduces prostate cancer risk by 52%.

2. Anti-oxidants: Cauliflower contains a good amount of vitamin C and magnesium which are essential antioxidants. In…

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