How many calories per 100 grams of cauliflower, useful properties and contraindications for the product
Cauliflower is a vegetable with a delicate taste , pleasant texture and a long history. It was first grown in Syria, then the seeds came to Europe.
Now the fruit is grown all over the world, it is included in the diet of dietary and medical menus. Based on it, home-made medicines and infusions are produced.
Calorie content, BZHU and chemical composition of cauliflower
The vegetable consists of fused heads of cabbage-inflorescence, in a section similar to miniature trees. All together forms the "curliness" of the whole fruit. Some call the fruit “cottage cheese” because of its resemblance to a dairy product.
It is traditionally white, but breeders create new varieties with purple and orange letters.
Nutritional value per 100 g is 30 kcal. 100 g contains 2.5 g of protein, 4.2 g of carbohydrates, 0.3 g of fat and 2 g of fiber.
The chemical composition of cauliflower:
Group B: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9
Macro and microelements
Cauliflower juice, inflorescences, and even leaves contain substances that can dissolve tumors, heal damaged tissues, and dilate blood vessels.
Curly-fetus positively affects the walls of the stomach, intestines, heart, brain, skin.
Dietary fibers fight the deposition of fat cells, accelerate metabolism, and remove cholesterol. Like all varieties of cabbage, this one has antiseptic properties and removes toxins.
The benefits of cauliflower for the human body
Due to the high content of vitamins and beneficial acids, the product effectively fights against diseases of the cardiovascular and digestive systems, inflammatory processes, and obesity.
Doctors recommend a cabbage diet to strengthen the general condition of the body, help pregnant women have a baby, and prevent the appearance of cancerous tumors.
The male sex is more likely to suffer from heart disease. Potassium contained in cabbage prevents the development of hidden pathologies. Systematic use of the product raises the mood, improves brain function.
Doctors advise the stronger sex to introduce 150 g of inflorescences into the diet. Such a menu will reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer, benign neoplasms, hemorrhoids.
Cope with a beer belly will help daily eating a boiled vegetable (in the evening).
Beneficial fruits for the reproductive system of women. They are recommended for menstrual pain, knocked down by a hormonal background. Cauliflower removes excess water from tissues, helps fight uncontrolled appetite, speeds up metabolism, and reduces weight.
The vegetable restores the youthfulness of the skin, stops wrinkles, and produces collagen. Juice helps to even out face tone, masks bleach the epidermis, give it freshness.
Regular moderate consumption of inflorescences will support the work of the whole organism of the expectant mother, the health of her skin and bones, and help the fetus to form properly. The product will allow not to gain excess weight, remove swelling of the limbs, face.
Cabbage also has other beneficial properties:
removal of toxins from the intestines, normalization of stool;
the formation of the brain and spinal cord, the heart muscles of the child in the womb (due to folic acid);
maintaining and strengthening immunity;
giving the skin elasticity (helps to avoid the appearance of stretch marks on the stomach);
Curly cabbage is made the basis of baby food (mashed potatoes, cereals), because it does not cause allergic reactions , does not complicate digestion. Pediatricians are confident that calcium in inflorescences is better absorbed than that found in protein products.
This element helps to strengthen the baby's cartilage and bone tissue.
Trace elements are well absorbed and absorbed into the intestines. Cabbage eliminates colic, constipation, gas formation.
A distinctive feature is the absence of an increased level of fiber, which facilitates the absorption. Iodine, which is part of the composition, forms the thyroid gland and the endocrine system.
The benefits of cauliflower for weight loss
The fruit is considered dietary, does not contain starch, gives a minimum of nutritional value, helps to reduce weight due to the following properties:
diuretic effect, elimination of toxins and excess water from soft tissues;
an obstacle to the deposition of fats, the decomposition of carbohydrates into lipids;
saturation with the necessary vitamins and minerals;
How much can you eat cauliflower?
Restrictions on the amount of consumption of the product in the finished state are individual.
It is important to consider the characteristics of the body, state of health, the course of pregnancy or a specific disease. Cauliflower is useful in any volume for an adult healthy person.
It is enough for pregnant women to eat 50 g per day 2-3 times a week. With normal health and the absence of eating disorders, the volume is increased. Nursing mothers introduce the product into the diet 3 weeks after delivery. Enough 200 g per day.
Grudnichkov is fed mashed potatoes from inflorescences from the age of four months. The optimal frequency is 2 times a week. Start with ¼ tsp. in 3-4 days.
Application in traditional medicine
Leaves and inflorescences of cabbage are used in folk medicine for antiseptic purposes, for the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, teeth, dermatitis.
There are recipes for decoctions and tinctures for any occasion:
Pickled inflorescence brine will help in the fight against toothache or gum disease. To do this, rinse the mouth twice a day with a solution (juice in a ratio of 1: 1 with boiled water).
To heal wounds and burns, a bandage is applied with gruel from the leaves of a vegetable and a raw egg.
Fermented cabbage fights against hemorrhoids. For this, inflorescences are cut and folded into a vessel, after 2-3 received juice they drink twice a day, 150-200 ml each.
With dermatitis or acne, fresh fruit petals are applied at night. They relieve inflammation and swelling, disinfect the skin.
If you drink a glass of broth before the first meal, then it is guaranteed that the intestines work, getting rid of constipation.
A drink from apple and cabbage freshly squeezed juice replenishes vitamins lost during the winter, and helps to restore the strength of a weakened body.
Effective for the treatment of viral and respiratory diseases is considered a mixture of carrot juice, cabbage (100 ml of juice of each vegetable), 200 g of milk and honey. Use 3 times a day for a month to improve the immune system and get rid of cold symptoms.
The beneficial substances contained in the inflorescences pass during cooking into water, so the most valuable thing is not the vegetable itself, but its decoction . It can be used not only for medicinal purposes, but also in cooking.
On cabbage broth, nutritious and nutritious soups are obtained. The liquid is used for cooking side dishes (cereals, potatoes, pasta).
Another use is a slimming drink. It helps to speed up metabolism and reduce appetite.
For a tasty broth you will need:
water (2 l);
cauliflower and white cabbage (50-100 g);
carrots (25 g);
parsley, dill, green onions and onions (20 g).
The components are crushed and simultaneously sent to boiling water, boiled for 30 minutes. over low heat with the lid closed. The broth is filtered through a sieve or cheesecloth and cooled, drunk in a pure form once a day for 250-300 g.
Its calorie content is 45 kcal per 100 g.
How to use inflorescences for weight loss
There are diets consisting in the use of boiled inflorescences 3-5 times a day and drinking cabbage juice. Such programs are complex and suitable only for a healthy body, their maximum duration is 5-8 days.
It is more useful to make a healthy diet with reduced consumption of sugars, flour, fat and fried, based on the preparation of dishes from this vegetable (without salt and seasoning).
Effective is considered the technique of salad weight loss or soup:
Inflorescences (800-900 g) are mixed with tomato, Iceberg lettuce and herbs, seasoned with olive oil. The entire volume is divided into 5 meals. The duration of the diet is 3-5 days. You can lose about 5-7 kg per course.
Puree soup is made from boiled cabbage, chicken breast, carrots and onions. Boiled foods are crushed in a blender to a mushy state. The duration of the course is 3 days, the effect is up to 5 kg of weight loss.
Like any vegetable, cabbage is useful in moderation. With constant use of the entire fetus or individual inflorescences, the risk of developing gastritis, flatulence, diarrhea increases.
Contraindications to the introduction of the product into the diet are ulcerative enterocolitis, stomach cramps, high acidity, individual intolerance and allergies.
Because of the ability to crystallize urea, cauliflower is dangerous for people with gout or kidney failure.
You can’t eat dishes based on inflorescences for people with hypertension or endocrine diseases, and it is not recommended for those who in the recent past underwent surgery in the abdominal or chest cavity.