When we snack on cauliflower, glucosinolates split into isothiocyanates and indoles (is that even English?). These plant chemicals— technically known as phytochemicals— are responsible for cauliflower’s sometimes bitter flavor, but they may also help fight cancer. Specifically, glucosinolates and isothiocyanates have been shown to prevent damage to the lungs and stomach by carcinogens, and potentially protect against those cancers— though that’s no excuse to light up    . Thanks to interactions with estrogen, cauliflower might even help prevent hormone-driven cancers like breast, uterine, and cervical, too .
But that’s not all this fluffy white veggie does. Research comparing a variety of fruits and vegetables found that produce with white flesh (like cauliflower) was associated with reduced risk of stroke. It also has a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber, but very few calories (25 per 1 cup).
-Kelly Fitzpatrick, greatist.com
Cauliflower is definitely my new favourite thing, particularly blitzing it up and making it into ‘rice’. And seeing as I’m considered high risk for hormonal cancers, the fact that it might help prevent them makes me love it even more!
Muscle as Art
Breakfast: Strawberry, banana, pineapple smoothie.
Lunch: Roast beef and caramelised onion salad.
Post w/o snack/meal: Banana blast smoothie.
Dinner: Bubble and squeak with leftover roast beef.
Snacks/drinks: 2 cups of white tea, 2 cups of coffee, 1 square of dark chocolate, 1 Paleo friendly pancake and 2 strawberries.
Chest and arms:
4 sets of pushups
4 sets of wide grip push ups
4 sets of dumbbell flies
4 sets of standing dumbbell curls
4 sets of concentration curls