Due to its richness in potassium, fiber, vitamins and minerals, cauliflower is an important food that fights against fats.
It’s ideal for the persons who want to lose weight
Being a low-calorie food, rich in non-digestible alimentary fibers, vitamins, potassium and other necessary minerals for a diet, cauliflower is an excellent food for those who have a few extra pounds and for those who are obese.
Boiled cauliflower offers a satiable sensation for a long period, having strong detoxifying effects. That’s why it’s recommended in diets.
Boiled cauliflower keeps an impressive proportion of vitamins and other substances that have therapeutic effects.
Dietary cauliflower puree
Cauliflower puree is low in calories; it doesn’t contain fats or cholesterol, and it is rich in fibers. It’s recommended for the persons who are prone to diabetes and for those who want to get rid of extra weight, in a healthy and safe way.
Nutritional information: 107 calories, 3mg of cholesterol, 10g of carbs, 5g of proteins, 4g of fibers, 339mg of sodium and 288mg of potassium.
To prepare the puree, you will need the following ingredients:
- One medium cauliflower
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2-3 cubes of unsalted butter
- 80 ml of soy milk
- 4 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Aromatic herbs
Boil the cauliflower slices with the garlic in a steamer for 10-15 minutes.
If you don’t have this kind of device, chop the cauliflower or use a grater. Let it boil in a stainless steel saucepan or a saucepan with intact enamel, at a high flame with the sliced garlic.
After the composition is boiled, let it cool a little bit, then put the ingredients in a blender. Add the butter, soy milk, two teaspoons of olive oil salt and pepper.
Mix until you obtain a creamy and homogeneous composition, then transfer it in a bowl and add two teaspoons of olive oil and a few teaspoons of aromatic herbs.
Serve the cauliflower puree while it’s warm. A portion of this puree contains 150% of the necessary daily intake of vitamin C and 22% of the necessary daily intake of folic acid.
For visible effects, consume it at least three times a week. Also, you need to have a balanced diet.
It helps the digestion
The soluble fibers from the cauliflower, more specifically the non-digestible substances, are well-mixed with the waste materials from the intestine, flushing them out.
It protects you from bad cholesterol
Some compounds from the cauliflower stop the reduced density transportation of cholesterol – the harmful form of cholesterol – to the blood vessels and tissues. Besides, cauliflower stops the formation of Atheromatous plaque and the damage of arterial walls.
It detoxifies the organism
Cauliflower is a great source of vitamins, minerals and other substances that have an antioxidant effect. Also, it contains certain enzymes (Glutathione transferase, Glucuronosyltransferase) which have a rare property of detoxifying the organism faster.