The humble and tasty cauliflower just does not look good; it is very good and beneficial to the body and finds extensive use in Indian culture. You can add cauliflowers to your diet in a variety of ways as snacks, appetizers, sizzlers, salads and of course the main course cooked meals. Not to forget the excellent “gobhi ka paranthas” which is the pride of northern India! So what about this vegetable makes it special?
Constituents and Composition
Cauliflower is rich in vitamins and minerals essential to the human body. But more importantly cauliflower gains huge importance on the diet charts due to the presence of sulphur and chlorine in it. Both these components are very essential in detoxifying the body of the various external irritants and stimulants.
The Detox Routine
No matter what the name of the diet you follow for detoxifying your body, water is utmost important for the process to function. Cauliflower consumption releases sulphur and chlorine which eliminates the toxic waste from the body and cleanses the body of any substances which may be deemed harmful. High in fiber and roughage, a cauliflower also metabolizes and regulates the digestive functions of the body, cleaning the gastric tract and releasing toxic wastes from the intestines.
Tartronic Acid- The Miracle of High Metabolism
Sluggish metabolism is a common problem that we all face due to the inactive physical routines that we all have. Desk jobs, sedentary routines and lesser time spent in outdoor activities makes accumulation of fat and sugars reach dangerous levels.This either results in obesity or reaches a level of high sugars ultimately converting to a type cast case of diabetes and overweight. Cauliflowers contain Tartronic acid which is very beneficial in digestion and usage of body fat and sugars. It prevents sugar accumulation and ensures that all reserves of fat in the body are burnt down naturally. This makes the rate of metabolism of the body increase more than the normal static rates and therefore makes the internal organs healthier and fresher.
While we all do consume the main vegetable we tend to throw away the stump and the leaves. These are even better for consumption. Raw or cooked, the leaves of the cauliflower contain maximum nutritive value and the stumps regulate the digestive functions. Consuming the cauliflower as whole is very essential to reap all the benefits of this vegetable.
A word of advice
Rains cause small pets and insects to infect the cauliflower crop. Care should be taken to clean and wash the cauliflower before consumption. Another value point is to add ginger to any recipe which has cauliflower is to rid the vegetable of any gastric enhancingcomponents, asit may trouble, some body types.