Cauliflower: The Low Carb Rice
"Is cauliflower a carb?"
Yes Regina, it is. Well, sort of.
You see, the average head of cauliflower has about 29g of carbs. This number may sound steep, but keep in mind that just one head of this nutrient-dense vegetable can yield anywhere between 6 and 8 cups of hearty, healthy cauliflower rice. Now, when you compare those numbers to just ONE cup of cooked brown rice (topping off at over 40g), consider cauliflower your new compadre!
Besides the carb count to keep in mind, it is perhaps even more important to note that cauliflower falls into the "superfood" category. Joining kale, blueberries and even garlic by this categorization, the intake of cauliflower alone can provide tremendous health benefits for your mind, your body and your future. As I age, I find myself researching more about these nutrient-dense foods and discovering ways that I can incorporate them into my diet.
Below are my three main reasons as to why I vow to eat more Cauliflower in 2017:
- Cauliflower contains compounds that help kill cancerous stem cells
- Just one serving of cauliflower contains nearly 3/4 of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C (as well as many other key vitamins). So you can put your Sunny D away :)
- Cauliflower contains an abundance of antioxidants and phytonutrients which help your body resist the everyday exposures that cause aging. Youth
So next time that you are at the grocery store, I encourage you to consider this vitamin-rich vegetable that cuts cancer, keeps you looking young, can substitute for a carb and keep off those extra pounds on the waistline.