Cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts are all cruciferous vegetables and they’re not only rich in antioxidant vitamins that give an immune system boost, but they also contain choline, a nutrient essential to a healthy diet. Choline keeps your cells functioning properly and also helps support a healthy gastrointestinal barrier, keeping bacteria safely confined in the gut. Cauliflower, in particular, is a beneficial food to eat when you’re sick because it’s also rich in glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight off infection.
Cauliflower is one of the healthiest foods on earth because it contains phytochemicals and anti-inflammatories, which can fight cancer, heart disease, and ....
Unique Nutrition Profile of Cauliflower
Cauliflower in particular is believed to be so beneficial due to its special combination of phytochemicals called carotenoids, tocopherols, and ascorbic acid- all forms of antioxidants.
Cauliflower is highly correlated with preventing chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, and various forms of cancers, just to name a few.
A one-cup serving of cauliflower contains:
Zero grams of fat
73% of Vitamin C
19% DV of Vitamin K
15% DV of folate14%
13% DV of pantothenic acid
12% DV of Vitamin B6
11% DV of choline
11% DV of fiber
9% DV of Omega-3 fatty acids
And keep in mind these values are for only one cup of cauliflower. Due to the large volume- but low calorie count- of cauliflower, it’s very easy to eat 2 cups or more of cooked cauliflower at one time, especially when you use it mashed or chopped creatively in different recipes. This means you can get 2-3x the health benefits of cauliflower listed above with no problem.
Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts
The fact is, most grocery stores mislabel sweet potatoes for yams and, depending on what you’re trying to achieve by eating them, this could be a BIG difference! Here’s why: