5 Benefits Of

5 Benefits of Cauliflower

cauliflower health benefits

1. Perfect against Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases

By virtue of having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, cauliflower consumption is protective against cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. For instance, in atherosclerosis, there is chronic inflammation of the blood vessel, and the deposition of lipids and white blood cells eventually leads to a decrease in their diameter. By decreasing chronic inflammation, cauliflower is able to maintain the patency of the blood vessels and keeps excellent blood flow to essential organs of the body.

2. Anti-inflammatory properties

Cauliflower contains high amounts of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, which help decrease inflammation. Other anti-inflammatory substances in cauliflower include glucosinolates and isothiocyanates.

3. Better Digestion

Cauliflower is a great source of dietary fiber, which is essential for optimal digestion. When you get enough fiber in your diet, it helps to keep things moving smoothly through the intestines. Cauliflower also contains a compound called glucoraphin, which protects your stomach and intestines from certain health conditions such as cancer and ulcers.

4. Pregnancy

Cauliflower provides a good amount of folic acid (B9), a B vitamin that is necessary for a healthy pregnancy. Folic acid deficiency in pregnant women can lead to problems such as birth defects and low birth weight.

5. Cancer Prevention

A diet high in cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower has been been linked to a significant reduction in the risk of cancer, especially prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and bladder cancer. One Canadian study found that eating a half cup of cauliflower per day reduced the risk of prostate cancer by 52%.

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