Can you remember as a kid, that you ran when you saw cauliflower being prepared for dinner? Now, we are all eating it in some way multiple times per week.
My favorite ways to prepare cauliflower are; roasting with seasonings and avocado oil, riced as bed for a stir-fry or pasta sauce, mashed with ghee, sea salt and pepper, or included in a hearty vegetable soup. A family favorite is my dear friend Gail Becker’s @caulipower pizza, pasta and chicken nuggets, she has created a food brand that is powerhouse for delicious nutrition.
Whichever eating plan you may be following, cauliflower is nearly always on your list of approved vegetables.
Did you know that Prevention and the CDC placed it on the list of “power house fruits and vegetables’ ? In only one cup of cauliflower, you are eating a nutrition bomb with excellent sources of vitamins C and K, fiber, folate, and Vitamin B6.
Low in calories and a good source of fiber, cauliflower slows digestion and promotes feelings of fullness. This may automatically reduce the number of calories you eat throughout the day, which as we all know is an important factor for weight control.
Cauliflower is high in Choline, which is an essential nutrient that many people are deficient in according to Healthline. Choline has several important functions in the body:
- It plays a major role in maintaining the integrity of cell membranes, synthesizing DNA and supporting metabolism
- Choline is also involved in brain development and the production of neurotransmitters that are necessary for a healthy nervous system. What’s more, it helps prevent cholesterol from accumulating in the liver.
- Not many foods contain choline. Cauliflower, along with broccoli, is one of the best plant-based sources of the nutrient.
So the next time you are eating Cauliflower, think about the magic that is happening in your body on a cellular level. It might taste that much better!