Healthy Eating – The One Vegetable You Don’t Want To Miss Out On

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Healthy Eating – The One Vegetable You Don’t Want To Miss Out On

There is no questioning the fact almost any vegetable you eat is a good one to be putting into your body. They are not only cholesterol free and very low in fat, their beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E content can reduce the damaging effects of cholesterol in your blood. There are no “bad eggs” in the vegetable kingdom, and all should be a part of your healthy eating plan. Some vegetables do stand out from the crowd where being extra healthy and health-promoting is concerned. One such vegetable you will want to check out? Cauliflower. (Oh no!)


Let’s look closer at what this vegetable has to offer so you can see why it is a good one to be adding to your day…

1. A Powerful Source of Glucosinolates. The first significant benefit you will get from cauliflower is it is a great source of glucosinolates. What are glucosinolates? They are phytonutrients that help to support all of your body’s systems. They are beneficial for…

  • boosting your cardiovascular health,
  • assisting with your body’s digestive processes,
  • strengthening your immune system, as well as
  • for lowering the level of inflammation found throughout your body.

As inflammation is currently at the heart of so many disease states, doing all you can to reduce it will offer significant benefits to your overall health.


2. Rich In Antioxidants. Another great thing about this vegetable? It is a very rich source of antioxidants. Cauliflower provides a powerful dose of phytonutrients, which will help combat free-radical damage and may assist in preventing the onset of oxidative related diseases. Diseases such as…

  • cardiovascular disease,
  • cancer, and
  • Alzheimer’s disease.


3. High Fiber Content. Finally, like so many vegetables, cauliflower has a high dose of fiber added into the mix. Fiber helps to slow the digestion processes, keeping you feeling full and satisfied between meals. Being satisfied between meals, in turn, contributes to keeping your snacking under control, reducing your calorie intake and helping ward off excess weight gain.


A Word On Preparation. One thing to note before you run off to start eating cauliflower is how you prepare it. It is best to avoid boiling cauliflower: where you fully submerge it in water. Doing so can cause the phytonutrients to seep out of the vegetable and into the water, rendering it far less nutritious. Instead, try…

  • steaming,
  • stir-frying, or
  • even better, eating it raw.

There you have a few facts on one vegetable you should be adding to your eating plan. Do you include cauliflower in your diet plan?

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