We all know about Cauliflower and use it as a vegetable. But do you know this vegetable is rich in health benefits. Today we will be talking about health benefits of cauliflower. Let us have a look to it.
Botanical classification of Cauliflower:
Cauliflower is a vegetable that belongs to the kingdom Plantae and Brassicaceae family. The binomial name of cauliflower is ‘Brassica ollerceae’.
Where does it grows?
It is a herbaceous biennial plant that mostly grows in alluvial soil containing good amount of humus in it. Cauliflower plant is a bud type of plant that grows between large leaves.
Inside it, the whitish colored floret is placed which is actually called ‘cauliflower’. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower belongs to the same species B. oleracea.
Cauliflower is of many types. It can be purple, orange and white. Each of them has its own nutritive values.
Nutritional benefits of Cauliflower:
Cauliflower is rich in Sodium, Potassium, Vitamin A, D, B12, C, and Dietary fibers, Magnesium, Carbohydrates, Calcium, Folate, Biotin, Omega- 3 fats and many more.
Cauliflower is a very beneficial vegetable eaten throughout the world. It is cooked as curries, Chinese items, preservatives, pickles etc. The benefits of cauliflower are really fantastic.
It is a flower look of vegetable that is the treasure of health. Now we will be talking about some of the health benefits of cauliflower.
Health benefits of Cauliflower:
Good for cardiovascular health-
Cauliflower contains Vitamin K and Omega-3 content that are well known for its capability to strengthen your heart and blood vessels. Its clotting effect makes your blood vessels remain fit.
Not only this, its potassium and manganese content keeps your cardiac muscles healthy and helps in the proper maintenance of your health.
Good for pregnant women-
Cauliflower is a flowering vegetable rich in Folate, Zinc,Vitamins and minerals. As we know very well, the developing life in womb gets its nutrition through a special tissue called ‘Placenta’.
Placenta is strengthened and is activated by the appropriate content of Sulfur, Folate and minerals. The nutritive value of cauliflower is very high thus helps in proper development of fetus in womb.
Every pregnant woman should include cauliflower in her diet. This also helps in normal delivery and avoids suffocation.
Possesses anti- cancer properties-
Cauliflower is well-known for its anti-cancerous properties. The content of zinc, potassium, biotin and folate are proven to reduce the risk of cancer in our body.
Actually, when we eat cauliflower in a regular basis a special protective shield forms in our body that boosts our immunity.
When the carcinogens attack our body, these elements helps to keep us safe and static. Not only cauliflower, its group members such as broccoli, kale, cabbage all have the same property.
Acts as a body detoxifier-
Cauliflower is rich in water content and vitamins. The molecules present in it helps in the detoxification of body specially the liver cells and pancreas.
Cauliflower helps to increase the production of enzymes and thus this helps to flush out extra residue material present in the body. Cauliflower also helps to lower the risks of ailments cause due to drug and liquor addiction.
Good for skin and hairs-
We know very well vegetables are always good for skin and hairs. Cauliflower; as a vegetable is full of dermal properties. It rejuvenates your skin and its antioxidants aids in anti-aging properties thus keeps you away from blemishes, wrinkles, rashes, pigmentation and so on.
Cauliflower contains huge amount of Vitamin C that increases the oxygen amount in blood and eases in blood circulation. Thus these properties makes your skin healthy and glowing avoiding flaky and dull skin.
Now when it comes for hairs, then we all know hairs are like the crown on our head. Baldness and hair fall is very common among all. Cauliflower contains Vitamin A, E, C, B12 and K, niacin, copper, iron and other minerals.
All these elements together help to nourish your hair and keep it healthy and growing. Cauliflower also prevents itchy, dry and rough scalp thus aiding in dandruff.
So guys, this was the health benefits of cauliflower. When it comes about taste, no one talks about cauliflower.
But when it comes about health; cauliflower surely comes to our mind. Dear friends, be health conscious. Don’t forget, Health is Wealth. Take care, live prosperous.
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