Cauliflower is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. When consumed, it provides antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer. This cruciferous vegetable also contains fiber that promotes weight loss.
The best part when it comes to this veggie? You can roast it, boil it, mash it or add it to dishes in order to increase your vegetable intake, says Piga-Plunkett. “It can also be added frozen to smoothies, increasing fiber and a feeling of fullness without much flavor changes.”
It is also an excellent source of vitamins C, K, and folate, she says. “As a cruciferous vegetable, the high fiber content of cauliflower promotes fullness as it slows digestion,” Palinski-Wade says. A research published in the European Journal of Cancer found that white vegetables, along with fruits and foods rich in vitamin C, offered a reduction in heart disease risk.