I led the health and food club today and listed all the good things that are in cauliflower.. A few people were shocked!
Rich in vitamins and minerals
Vitamin B1 – Assists in production of new cells and the immune system.
Vitamin B2 – Antioxidant – helps against ageing, heart disease, red blood cell production which gets oxygen going through the body, possible help with migraines (there are ongoing studies).
Vitamin B3 – Boosts HDL cholesterol (the good one) possibility it can help with acne.
Vitamin B5 – Helps hormones and healthy skin.
Vitamin B9 – Good to help depression, memory loss and especially helps pregnant women with their babies growth and development.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids – For fighting blood pressure, cholesterol, asthma, depression, arthritis, crohns, strokes, heart attacks. Slightly lower levels needed for diabetes sufferers or those on blood thinners.
Vitamin K – To help against heart protection, osteoporosis, cancer especially prostate cancer lung cancer, liver cancer and leukaemia. There are studies to say it helps those with insulin sensitivity and people who get the most of vitamin K2 are 20% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Also thought to help Alzheimers and tooth decay. Pregnant women do have to be careful with the amount of vitamin K and that they get no more than 65 micrograms.
Vitamin C – For the immune system, heart and cardio system, eye disease, skin and cancer.
Manganese – For assistance with bones, skin, some research to say that it can help blood sugar control, helps thyroid, and metabolism of fats and carbs.
Glucoraphanin – For digestive support, lining of the stomach and prevents bacterial overgrowth.