Oh for the love of cruciferous vegetables! The mighty cauliflower is an amazingly nutritious vegetable full of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Several dozen studies link cauliflower to cancer prevention, particularly bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer. Why? When the body is continuously exposed to unwanted toxins thru poor diet and lifestyle choices, our risks of toxin related damage increases. In turn, damage on a cellular level can occur increasing our risk of diseases such as cancer. Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower provide special nutrient support for the three body systems that are closely connected with cancer development as well as prevention. Regular consumption helps to support the body's ability to detox, the body's ability to utilize antioxidants and the body's inflammatory and anti-inflammatory response, which is a win-win in the world of healthy eating.
Not a fan of cauliflower? Here's my newest favourite cauliflower recipe courtesy of The Cookin' Canuck (AKA Dara). Her southwestern inspired cauliflower is spiced up and roasted with cumin and paprika. It's so darn delicious, it will turn any cauliflower hater into a lover (but not a fighter). :-)
Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy.