Cauliflower is often considered one of the healthiest foods on earth, and there is good reason why. With its rich supply of health-promoting phytochemicals, high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, and ability to ward off cancer, heart disease, brain disease and even weight gain.

Researchers know that high levels of inflammation are correlated with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. (1)

Cauliflower’s anti-inflammatory abilities — found especially in its supply of vitamin K, vitamin C, various antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids — help keep arteries and blood vessels free from plaque buildup, lessening the chances of high blood pressure and out-of-control cholesterol levels developing.

These serious conditions can lead to further inflammation, allergies, autoimmune responses and even possible cardiac arrest. Cauliflower’s powerful nutrients help stop the immune system from operating on overdrive, creating autoimmune reactions that can lead to oxidative stress capable of damaging brain cells.

Lastly Cauliflower has been been shown to help prevent age-related cognitive decline due to it’s levels of choline; a nutrient that helps with brain development and improves learning and memory.