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8 Amazing Health Benefits of CAULIFLOWER

The name cauliflower is from the Latin word "caulis" and "floris"which means 'stalk' and 'flower'. Its a flower vegetable and it is thought to have been originated from Mediterranean regions in Turkey and Italy. It is preferably cultivated in cool and moist climates. Some times the head of cauli flower is also called as white curd due to its resemblance with curd. Cauliflower can eaten raw, cooked or pickled. Here are a few reasons why you should include cauliflower in your eating plan.

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  • It contains good amount of many vital B-complex, groups of vitamins such as foliates, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3) as well as vitamin K. These vitamins are essential for the body from external sources to replenish and require for fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism.
  • Fresh cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, 100 g provides about 48.2 mg or 80% of daily recommended value.
  • Vitamin-C is a proven antioxidant that helps to fight against harm free radicals, boosts immunity and prevents from infections and cancers.
  • It's also a good source of minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium and potassium.
  • Cauliflower also contains high amounts of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, which helps in decreasing inflammation.
  • Regular cauliflower consumption can help to decrease the risk of inflammation-mediated diseases such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • A cup of boiled cauliflower delivers about 3.35 g of dietary fiber, which helps to clean your digestive system and gets rid of unnecessary substances.
  • Cauliflower also contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine) and B9 (folic acid). It serves as a good source of proteins, phosphorus and potassium.
Side Effects:
  • Cauliflower may prompt an allergic response characterized by symptoms such as severe itching, facial, hand swelling and breathing difficulties. If you develop allergy symptoms after eating cauliflower, seek medical attention
  • Cauliflower contains non-digestible carbohydrates that cause gas and bloating in the digestive system.
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