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Because of its energy, nutritional and medicinal values, cauliflower acts positively against many diseases that occur as a result of modern lifestyle. Cauliflower is a vegetable originated in Asia Minor and the Mediterranean. Cauliflower has been used in different forms and varieties for several thousand of years, and the current form of cauliflower used throughout the world was first included in diet in the 15th century. Since cauliflower is obtained by crossing varieties, and comes from the group of cabbages -- together with the beneficial nutrients it contains, people often name it “cultural cabbage.” There is white and purple cauliflower, and both varieties are characterized by similar features.
Cauliflower Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower is similar to broccoli, and it provides the following nutrients:
- beta -- carotene
- vegetable fat
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
- folic acid
In diet cauliflower is used raw (like salad), cooked (soup or stew with meat or no meat), breaded, as addition to various dishes, and also sour as a winter salad (pickled). Since it is quite sensitive, it is best to keep cauliflower in the fridge, and it will stay fresh up to several days. Since it contains very few calories and a lot of useful nutrients, cauliflower is recommended for special diet regimes and provides a feeling of satiety for longer period of time, and it is also very beneficial in diet of pregnant women. It is not recommended for people suffering from stomach-bowel diseases.
Cauliflower Health Benefits
Given that cauliflower contains a lot of healing nutrients and antioxidants it is proven that it favors the body and helps its fight against the following diseases:
- diseases of the respiratory system
- dental diseases
- heart diseases
- diseases of mouth cavity and throat
- stretched muscles and ligaments
- cancer treatment
- multiple sclerosis
- lack of appetite
- unstable blood pressure
- colds and flu
- hair problems
- problems with metabolism
- problems with blood cholesterol levels
- wounds and skin diseases
- prostate problems
- problems during pregnancy
- weight Gain
Healing And Cleaning Power Of Cauliflower
Studies have shown that despite its antioxidant role, cauliflower has a significant role in cleaning harmful substances from the body (detoxification) as a result of unhealthy and poor diet, as well as environmental pollution and body radiation. Cauliflower is not a passing fad, but a very useful food product and beneficial natural remedy for prevention and treatment of many diseases and it is recommended to include cauliflower in your menu as often as possible.