5 reasons to eat cauliflower

5 reasons to eat cauliflower

Cauliflower can help detoxify your body and can prevent cancer. Read about more of its health benefits.

Written by Sameer Jha |Updated : November 17, 2015 12:34 PM IST

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cauliflowerCauliflower or gobi is a delicious vegetable used in a range of dishes across the whole of India. Just the thought of well cooked alu gobi or gobi paratha is enough to make a person salivate. In terms of health benefits too, cauliflower does not lag behind other vegetables. Here are some reasons why you should include them in your diet.

1. Makes you stronger from within

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Cauliflower is an extremely rich source of Vitamin C which is a nutrient that boosts your immunity. A 100g serving of cauliflower can meet as much as 80% of your daily requirement of the vital nutrient. A strong immune system will ensure that you do not get affected by most diseases and infections.

2. Helps in digesting food

Cauliflower is rich in fibre which is a nutrient that helps clear the food stuck in your colon. Additionally, cauliflower has a nutrient called glucoraphanin which helps protect the lining of your stomach.

3. Prevents cancer

It is very important to eat fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants to reduce your chances of getting cancer. Cauliflower, with nutrients like Vitamin C, manganese, quercetin, caffeic acid and kaempferol is a storehouse of antioxidants that can prevent development of cancer. Read more about some lifestyle changes that can help prevent cancer.

4. Detoxifies your body

The presence of toxic substances in your body can lead to a wide range of diseases. It is high in phytochemicals like glucosinalates which helps in detoxifying your body.

5. Helps you lose weight

Cauliflower is extremely low on calories with a 100g serving containing just 25 calories. Additionally, it has a crunchy taste and takes some time to chew. Eating slowly can prevent overeating and is something that everyone looking to lose weight should do. Read about more foods that can help you lose weight.

All these health benefits make cauliflower a healthy vegetable that you should definitely include in your diet.

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