What do you think about cauliflower?
Love it or hate it, but scientists can’t deny the vast array of highly beneficial properties it holds for your health.
Cauliflower, especially the raw one, contains complex enzymes like glutathione transferase, glucuronosyl transferase, etc., that have a rare property: they help your body to rapidly detoxify.
As such, this vegetable has a broad range of medical applications, including:
Cholesterol and Increased Triglycerides
Researchers from the School of Medicine in Hawaii, United States, have shown that the cauliflower compounds prevent the transport of low-density cholesterol (dangerous cholesterol) to blood vessels and tissues.
Cauliflower also prevents the formation of plaque on the artery walls.
It’s recommended to eat 300 grams of cauliflower or salad/daily, for at least three days a week.
A recently discovered substance in cauliflower – called indole-3-carbinol – has extraordinarily strong effects against breast cancer.
This active principle regulates the secretion of feminine hormones in the body and thus prevents imbalances in the chain, which lead to the formation of mammary tumors.
Another substance in cauliflower, sulphorphan, slows or even stops the proliferation of malignant cells in already formed mammary tumors.
So eat boiled or raw cauliflower, at least five times a week. And by the way cabbage or broccoli have similar therapeutic effects.
A novel cure for prostate cancer is … boiled cauliflower and then seasoned with safflower or turmeric.
A study in Southeast Asia, where the rate of this disease is six times lower than in Europe or America, has shown that men who frequently consume this type of food (traditional in India) are almost immune to prostate cancer.
Moreover, when scientists fed the experimental animals with active antioxidant principles in cauliflower and safflower, they observed that the proliferation of prostate cancer began to slow down and stop.
On average, more than 350,000 new cases of bladder cancer are annually diagnosed worldwide, and it’s affecting three times as many men than women.
According to research by doctors from the University of Texas, who studied the cases of 697 bladder cancer patients, the consumption of cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage greatly reduces the incidence of this disease.
People who consume boiled or raw cauliflower several times a week are 29% less likely to suffer from bladder cancer.
Related: Habits for a Healthy Bladder
Rheumatoid arthritis, which immobilizes our joints and makes them painful, can be controlled by the daily consumption of cauliflower, raw or boiled or crusty, which is very rich in vitamin C.
This vitamin is one of the strongest prevention agents for rheumatic disease. A study on an impressive number of people (over 20,000 subjects) shows that supplementing your diet with vitamin C can actually reduce the rheumatic fever by over 40%.
A portion of boiled cauliflower (I.e., 300 grams) consumed daily covers 130% of your daily vitamin C requirements.
Preliminary studies show that a weekly consumption of cauliflower, cabbage, red cabbage (200 g a day, at least 4 times a week) improves the secretion of the estrogen hormone and, importantly, regulates the response of these hormone receptors in the body.
And this actually helps delay the onset of menopause and mitigates its early symptoms:
- Hot flashes
Cauliflower also helps with the prevention and control of certain menopausal disorders, such as osteoporosis, uterine prolapse, ovarian and uterine cancer.
Adjutant in Hepatitis type A, B, C
Sulphorophane, a compound contained in the cauliflower strongly stimulates the production of enzymes that detoxify the liver.
Also, cabbage consumption has been shown to prevent cellular destruction processes in the liver under the influence of infectious or chemical agents. To achieve these results, you need to consume boiled cauliflower or raw, for at least 3 times a week.
The folic acid (vitamin B9) and vitamin C inside cauliflower are essential for the normal development of the fetus in its first months of development. Moreover, this food helps strengthen the immunity and maintain the health of the mother to be.
As such, 2-3 servings of cauliflower per week are more than welcome during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy.
By consuming a 300-gram portion of boiled or raw cauliflower, you’ll manage to secure almost half of the daily vitamin K intake needed to maintain the health of your bone system.
Moreover, cauliflower regulates your hormonal activity, and so it helps stop the processes of bone calcium dissimulation and actually block osteoporosis.
All studies done so far show that adverse effects following a cauliflower treatment are very rare and of reduced intensity and often refer to digestive disturbances, like bloating, mild abdominal colic, and in very rare cases, diarrhea.
And if you have a cauliflower-sensitive digestive system, don’t worry: you can just consume spices such as cumin, anise, and fennel to get rid of the problem.
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To your health.