Not only is cauliflower packed with a vast variety of nutrients, it offers an array of health benefits too. Perhaps the most interesting, is cauliflower’s ability to support our detoxification process!
We subject our body to a huge number of toxins everyday due to our lifestyle, the environment around us and our dietary choices. Cauliflower contains a number of special nutrients that boost our detoxification activities. Consequently, this helps to optimise our liver’s ability to breakdown toxins which can then be released from the body.
Additionally cauliflower contains nutrients called glucosinolates which actually activate and regulate our detoxification enzymes; again supporting the liver in its important job.
To enhance cauliflower’s health promoting properties, cut into florets and then let sit for 5 minutes before cooking. Healthy sauté cauliflower with a little stock, to retain both the nutrients and flavour. Cauliflower can also be enjoyed in soups, curries and stir fries or grated into healthy cauliflower rice.
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