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Healthy Food of the Day: Cauliflower

I will be the first to admit, cauliflower looks absolutely disgusting. On the other hand, I have grown to appreciate this hideous vegetable due to my gluten allergy. It is a great substitute for “starches” that are loaded with gluten. The nutritional benefits to cauliflower are unbelievable. It is loaded with potassium and vitamin c. You typically reach for a banana when you are seeking some type of potassium. Cauliflower contains 320mg of potassium [with 27 calories] while bananas contain 422 mg [with 105 calories].  This is GREAT for someone who is seeking out more nutrients and less sugar. The great thing about cauliflower is the texture. It is a great substitute for flour and can make recipes that are seemingly high in carbohydrates, contain HALF the usual amount. cauliflowerVitamin C is another vitamin that can be found in cauliflower. One cup of cauliflower has 52 mg of Vitamin C. This is another low carb option to supply the body with something that keeps the immune system strong.

The recipe I posted earlier this afternoon is the main reason why I thought to post about cauliflower. It is the first time I have used cauliflower in a recipe and it was very easy to work with. If you want to see alternative ways cauliflower can be used, check out the Organic Authority.com. You may be surprised at what you find.

Have a wonderful week, everyone x

Sources:

Livestrong.com

 

 

 

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