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Why Are Cancer Researchers Studying Cauliflower & Cruciferous Vegetables?

I have been obsessed with cauliflower and more specifically, roasted cauliflower for years now. I can seriously eat an entire head before it cools from the oven. It doesn't seem that revolutionary...cauliflower, ghee, salt. Crazy enough these simple ingredients blend together to delight the taste buds and research is showing that eating cauliflower, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, can radically lower the chances of getting cancer. How awesome is that?


There are a group of substances known as glucosinolates (try to say that quickly three times, lol) that break down into compounds that may prevent cancer, as you chew and digest this tasty vegetable. These compounds are anti- inflammatory, anti viral and antibacterial and help protect cells from damage. Who knew? Well, it seems like many researchers do as the link between cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention is relatively well studied.







Cauliflower is high in fiber, vitamin C and K, and antioxidants. It is heart friendly and may support the immune system and hormonal imbalance. For a simple looking white vegetable it packs in a lot of nutrients.


I find it easy to incorporate into my diet. Because of its mild taste cauliflower can be added to many dishes. I throw it in soups and stews. It stands alone as mashed cauliflower, a great alternative to the more starchy, mashed potatoes. My very favorite way to eat cauliflower is to simply roast it. However you decide to eat it, you can trust that you are supporting your body. Spend a little time "googling" about cruciferous veggies and cancer healing/prevention, and I am guessing you will become a super fan too!


Yummy Roasted Cauliflower


1 head organic cauliflower

Ghee (heart healthy clarified butter)

Salt


Preheat Oven to 425


Put a 2 tablespoons of ghee on a rimmed metal baking sheet and put in oven a few minutes until melted.


Cut up the cauliflower into bite sized florets and add to the melted ghee. Toss until evenly coated with ghee and sprinkle with some salt.


Bake 25 mins, stirring once half way through.


That is it! Enjoy!