We see it daily and it is a food that is in Spanish homes for a long time. It is the everyday superfood that helps us lose weight because it has a high amount of fiber and this offers a really important satiating effect. We are talking about cauliflower, the base of many dishes in Spanish cuisine.
And it is very versatile and we can enter in number of recipes. You should know that, although its smell is not entirely pleasant, it has many vitamins and minerals, and it is totally beneficial for health.
Why does it help us lose weight?
For the fiber
As we have discovered, this food contains 3 g of fiber for every 100 g of raw vegetables, which is 10% of our daily needs. This means that it helps us in our digestive health, because it regulates the intestine, which allows we regularly go to the bathroom every day.
But also, and thanks to this amount of fiber, it is the daily superfood that helps us lose weight because leaves us satiated and this allows us to no longer be hungry nor are we going to chop those totally unwanted foods in the fridge.
Large amount of water
Other reasons why it is a good food that is used in the diets of those who want to lose weight is because it has 92% water. So it will do you wonderfully.
It has very few calories
It is noteworthy that cauliflower has very few calories, so it is perfect for losing weight and maintaining our weight. Another good reason!
It is also rich in many nutrients such as antioxidants. With this we protect free radicals and this makes the skin more rejuvenated.
Source of vitamins and minerals
Leche Puleva also points out that this food is also a perfect and good source of vitamins: B6, folic acid (69 mcg per 100 grams of edible part), and B5, within those of group B, B1, B2, B3 are in a lower proportion.
And it has beta carotenes (provitamin A), vitamin C (67 Mg per 100 grams of edible part) and vitamin K.
Respect for minerals, it is potassium and phosphorus. While it has discrete amounts of iron, magnesium and calcium.
For all this we can already say that cauliflower is a good food and it is time for you to add it to your diet if you have not already done so.