Replacing Carbs With Cauliflower

You might have noticed cauliflower is cropping up as a replacement in carb-laden foods such as pizza, pasta and mashed potatoes. What’s the health lowdown on cauliflower?

The cruciferous vegetable packs a punch of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and digestive qualities. Cauliflower’s cancer-fighting ability is especially noteworthy since it contains the phytochemical sulforaphane, which can stimulate enzymes in the body that detoxify carcinogens before they damage cells. Nutritionally speaking, cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C.

It’s also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and manganese. And there are only 3 calories in 1 raw floret (0.5 oz).

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