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Benefits of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi) And Its Side Effects

Cauliflower is a delicious, flower-shaped vegetable, filled with numerous nutrients such as, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, protein, natural sugar, and dietary fibers. Cauliflower belongs to a family of brassica vegetables. Cauliflower originated in Mediterranean regions. It has several benefits, it prevents oxidative stress, Improves the cardiovascular health, prevents many stomach disorders, treats respiratory issues, helps in preventing cancer. Also, cauliflower improves the bone health, macular degeneration, prevents macular degeneration, helps in body detoxification, promotes skin health, helps in treating nervous disorders, helps in reducing hypertension, and regulates the electrolyte balance in the body. Cauliflower can be used in cooking various dishes. Hence, it should be consumed, but in a moderate amount to avoid any side effects.

Benefits of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi) And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Nutritional Value of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Health Benefits of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Oxidative stress is prevented
Improves cardiovascular health
Prevents stomach disorders
Respiratory issues can be treated
Helps in preventing cancer
Improves bone health
Macular degeneration
Helps in body detoxification
Promotes skin health
Helps in treating nervous disorders
Helps in reducing hypertension
Regulates the electrolyte balance in the body
Uses of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Origin And Cultivation of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)

Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)

Cauliflower comes from Brassicaceae family that includes cabbage, kale, broccoli etc. Cauliflower is derived from a Latin word called ‘caulis’,that refers to cabbage having a flower. The florets present in cauliflower’s, called curd, are firmly packed and contains an immature bud of the flower that is attached to the central stalk. To protect the softness and flavor of cauliflower, they are a shield against the sunlight. Preventing the cauliflower from sunlight helps to safeguard them from over maturity and to develop the pigment called chlorophyll.

Nutritional Value of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)

Cauliflower is an excellent source of various minerals and vitamins. Several vitamins such as Vitamin E or alpha-tocopherol, Vitamin B3 also called niacin, B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B-6, vitamin K called phyllo Quinone, folate, vitamin C or ascorbic acid are present in cauliflower. There are several essential minerals that are also present in cauliflower. Such minerals are manganese, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. Cauliflower is a good source of protein, with low-fat quantity. The fat that is present in the cauliflower comes from omega-3 fatty acids. Also, Cauliflower contains a small amount of natural sugar and dietary fibers

Health Benefits of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Health Benefits of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)

Oxidative stress is prevented

Cauliflower, a brassica vegetable consists of various nutrients such as, potent antioxidants, manganese, and vitamin c. These nutrients provide nourishment to the body. Cauliflower also comprises of phytochemicals known as glucosinates (such as gluconasturtiian, glucoraphanin, and glucobrassicin) and indoles. These enzymes are helpful in blocking cancer stimulating agents and guards the cells of the body against oxidative stress. Also, such enzymes protect the body against free radicals that induce damage to the body.

Improves cardiovascular health

The regular consumption of cauliflower ensures healthy circulation of blood in the body and excellent condition of the blood vessels. It is because of the presence of vitamin K and glucoraphanin in cauliflower. Glucoraphanin is changed into isothiocyanates, which avoids blood vessels to accumulate the lipid inside them, and anti-inflammatory activities are activated. This promotes an uninterrupted blood flow in the blood vessels. Thus, decreasing the risk of issues like cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis. Hence, cauliflower consumption aids in improving the cardiovascular health.

Prevents stomach disorders

A good amount of dietary fiber is present in cauliflower. Dietary fiber consumption helps in improving the digestive health. Also, dietary fibers eliminate the toxins in the body. Cauliflower comprises of sulphraphane, glucoraphanin, and glucosinolate. Accompanied by the defense mentioned above mechanism, risk of the several abdominal disorders like colon cancer and stomach ulcers are prevented by the dietary isothiocyanates present in the cauliflower.

Respiratory issues can be treated

Cauliflower consists of indole-3-carbinol that is efficient in treating the recurring papillomatosis. This papillomatosis is caused due to the virus, which is known as human papilloma virus. The vocal cords, bronchi, lungs, trachea, and larynx are affected by the attack of this virus. Several studies have proved that increase in intake of cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower promotes in decreasing the intensity of the respiratory papillomatosis.

Helps in preventing cancer

Cauliflower comprises of glucosinolate that breaks down to cater healthy compounds like isothiocyanates, known as indole-3 carbinol and sulforaphane. Several studies have proved that the compounds present in cauliflower, include anti-estrogen and the chemopreventive effect that helps in preventing the cancer cells growth. Many researchers have supported the evidence that brassica vegetables such as, cauliflower helps fight against several cancers such as, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer.

Improves bone health

Cauliflower consists of vitamin C that plays a vital role in the production of collagen. Collagen prevents the inflammatory damage of the bones and joints. Accompanied by vitamin C, cauliflower comprises of various other vitamins that can help in avoiding the loss of bone in both women and men

Macular degeneration

Cauliflower is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Therefore; it can effectively reduce the chances of AMD (age-related macular degeneration) that may cause blindness, especially in elderly people. The element called sulforaphane is also present in cauliflower, which prevents the damage of the retinal tissues, caused due to oxidative stress. Vision impairment is prevented, and several other eye ailments like cataract are also prevented

Helps in body detoxification

Adding cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower in one’s diet is very essential for the detoxification process of the body. Cauliflower has phytonutrients, Indole-3-carbinol, and sulforaphane, all of these helps in regulating and activating the functioning of enzymes that helps in detoxification.

Promotes skin health

Many studies have concluded that an element called sulforaphane present in cauliflower efficiently protects one’s skin against several factors and conditions like cellular damage, UV-induced erythema and skin cancer. Cauliflower also aid in fighting inflammation

Helps in treating nervous disorders

Cauliflower contain indoles and sulforaphane. Both play an important role in decreasing the neurodegenerative disease progression. These elements activate the enzymes that help in detoxification. This enhances the glutathione level and treats the injuries caused due to inflammation called neuronal injuries. Also, oxidative stress caused by parkinson’s disease and alzheimer’s can be dealt by consumption of cauliflower.

Helps in reducing hypertension

Antioxidants, such as sulforaphane and glucoraphanin present in cauliflower have anti-inflammatory properties, which help in decreasing oxidative stress, and levels of total cholesterol and LDL. It also helps in stimulating HDL cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. It is also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and fibers, which contribute in preventing the hardening of arteries and reducing the bad cholesterol level in the body

Regulates the electrolyte balance in the body

The potassium present in cauliflower promotes the balance of electrolytes in one’s body. These electrolytes are vital for the proper functioning of the nervous system. It helps in muscle contractions and the nerve impulse transmission.

Uses of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)

Cauliflower is a very healthy and tasty vegetable. Hence, it is used for cooking various dishes such as, cauliflower bread, cauliflower bagels, cauliflower soups, tortillas, cauliflower soufflé, and many other delicious Indian dishes can be prepared with the help of cauliflower. Also, many salads can be prepared by adding cauliflower in them.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)

Cauliflower is not known to have any side effects. It is quite safe if consumed in moderate amounts. There are always special warnings and precautions when anything is consumed in excess amount. Some of the side effects are an increase in breastfeeding, pregnancy complications, chances of hypoglycemia increases, hypotension can be caused, kidney stones can be formed, and certain allergies can be caused by consuming cauliflower in large quantity.

Origin And Cultivation of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)

Cauliflower is not known to have any side effects. It is quite safe if consumed in moderate amounts. There are always special warnings and precautions when anything is consumed in excess amount. Some of the side effects are an increase in breastfeeding, pregnancy complications, chances of hypoglycemia increases, hypotension can be caused, kidney stones can be formed, and certain allergies can be caused by consuming cauliflower in large quantity.

Popular Questions & Answers

I just want ask doctors that which is the best oil for decreasing hair loss and to increase hair density please tell me because I am facing too much problem of hair loss.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
1.Sulphur may help you grow new hair so take more Garlic, onion, eggs 2.Keep scalp clean 3.Do dry massage of scalp for 10 mts 4.Apply coconut oil to the scalp at night and wash in the morning 5.Treat dandruff with ketoconazole shampoo twice a week 6.If no dandruff use vatika shampoo 7.Take good healthy nutritious diet including fruits and vegetables- Eggs, Cheese ,Cauliflower ,Whole Grain atta, berries, mushrooms, banana, carrot ,peanut (good source of biotin vit B7) 8.Curry leaves extract (boiling in water and taking that water) 9.Do not apply any gel/lotion /any other chemical on scalp 10.Get thyroid t3 t4 tsh tested medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private chat good luck.
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I am facing irregular periods because of which sometimes m unable to understand whether it is because of pregnancy or natural. And I also want to know after how many days shall I check to confirm that m pregnant or not what is the right time to check? As in last month because of pregnancy I have consumed medicine and my periods came on 21 but this month till now not come. After my periods I have intimated for 2 times without any precautions Before last month in normal it was on 28.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
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Mam my age is 24. I have pcod and thyroid. My thyroid levels are normal now. I am married. Trying to conceive. My LH level is25. My doctor prescribed me dronis30 for two months. I started dronis30 from 4th day of my period. The period was ended, but I saw very light bleeding only in urine from 6th day until today. Is it normal or any problem with dronis30. Please tell me when will it stop spotting.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
The main cause of PCOD is hormonal imbalance. It profoundly affects woman's hormonal cycle, but don't worry PCOD can affects a female fertility only by 30%. So in our practice we have seen a complete and permanent balancing of hormonal cycle which is visible in terms of regular menstrual cycle and afterwards analyzing the other factor. We can work on all this factor. Hypothyroidism now a days is more an iodine deficiency disease, but it has become an autoimmune disease. In homoeopathy we give the medicine which makes the body generator ,an adequate thyroid level, so that gradually body resume it's original functionality which is visible through the thyroid level test time to time, and gradually you can get rid of your altroxin as well, and may be after sometime you can stop homoeopathy medicine as your thyroid level remains normal afterwards. Avoid cabbage, cauliflower, soya in food.

Dear sir / madam, I am female 29 years old & married my hemoglobin percentage is 8.3 I suffered a lot of leg n back pains & loss of too much blood at the time of periods I suffered irregular periods also I went to gynac she suggested me flexura d capsule is this enough r else I need to change my diet supplements I am looking for pregnancy also doctor said due to deficiency of hemoglobin it's difficult to get pregnant is this true please suggest me right diet n medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
We'll cook in iron pot or vessel,,take amla juice daily,,take spinach daily,,take pomegranate daily,,take juice of wheat grass daily,,take green leaves of cauliflower,, with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure ur problem permanently,, only by proper symptomatic homoeopathic treatment can cure this

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Dialysis - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

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Dialysis - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

A dialysis diet is a special diet that is customized for patients who are or will be starting dialysis within a short period of time. Such a diet is prepared to reduce the waste and fluid levels that keep on accumulating between the dialysis sessions so that the patient remains healthy for the process to be carried out seamlessly.

What can you eat?
Eat foods which are rich in high-quality proteins (poultry, fish, lean meat and egg whites).

What can’t you eat?
Eat less of foods which are rich in sodium and phosphorus.

Foods high in Sodium
1. Use minimum salt in preparing the dishes; this helps control BP and probable weight gain that might happen between the dialysis sessions.
2. Make use of spices, herbs and other salt-flavored enhancers.

Meat
1. Patients on dialysis need to include more of high-quality protein foods in their diet. This will help regulate blood protein levels. Eat about 10 ounces of foods rich in high-quality protein every day.
2. 1 egg, ¼ cup of ricotta cheese, ¼ cup of tuna.

Salads/Vegetables

  1. The potassium content of vegetables can be alarming for a patient on dialysis. Eat 3 servings of vegetables that are low in potassium every day. These include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, garlic, cucumber, eggplant, celery, radishes, etc.
  2. Avoid vegetables such as beets, potatoes (in any form- wafers or wedges), winter squash, cooked spinach, pumpkin, asparagus and avocado.

Note:

  1. Although seeds, nuts, peanut butter, lentils, dried beans and peas are rich in protein, they are generally struck off from the diet plan because of their high phosphorus and potassium content.
  2. You can have moderate amounts of grains, bread and cereals.
  3. Try and not have brown bread and other whole grains as they are loaded with phosphorus.
  4. Usually, 5-10 servings of these are considered sufficient for patients on dialysis.
  5. Also, limit intake of milk and other dairy products.
  6. ½ cup yoghurt or ½ a cup of milk is considered safe. Also, remember that all varieties of milk- skim, whole and low fat, have the same amount of phosphorus.
  7. All fruits contain some amount of potassium. However, some of them contain more potassium than the others. Limit your intake of fruit juices.
  8. Avoid or limit fruits like: 
  9. Orange juice and oranges
    • Kiwis
    • Prune juice and prunes
    • Dried fruit and raisins
    • Melons
    • Bananas

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Kidney Health - 6 Amazing Ways You Can Maintain It!

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Kidney Health - 6 Amazing Ways You Can Maintain It!

Kidney is a crucial detoxifying organ that performs a lot of functions including, absorption of minerals, filtration of blood and production of hormones and urine. It also helps your body to maintain a healthy PH level. Since kidney failure can prove to be fatal, it is essential to keep it healthy, to ensure smooth function of your system.

The following are the tips to ensure the health of your kidneys:

  1. Adequate intake of water: It is advised to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily, to help your kidneys function properly.  Adequate intake of water ensures that your body is able to flush out the harmful toxins at regular intervals.  However, in case if you are already suffering from kidney disease, this point is not applicable.
  2. Control your blood pressure and blood sugar level:  Diabetes is one of the major causes of kidney failure. It is recommended to control your blood sugar level on a regular basis to ensure healthy functioning of your kidney. People who have high level of blood sugar and blood pressure are more susceptible to suffer from kidney disorders.
  3. Quit tobacco: Accumulations of toxins in your body tend to have a harmful impact on not only your kidneys but also on your overall health. It is strictly recommended to quit smoking and using other forms of tobacco to protect your kidneys from damage. 
  4. Reduce weight:  Obesity and the problem of excessive body fat are harmful for your body in more than ways than one. Being overweight makes you more susceptible to develop kidney cancer. Therefore, it is advisable to lose a few kilos to ensure the proper functioning of your kidneys.
  5. Avoid intake of analgesics without prescription:  Most analgesics have the tendency to be harsh on your kidneys.  Ingestion of analgesics increases your risk of developing kidney cancer. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen are some of the analgesics, which are known to affect your kidneys in the long term. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid taking them without consulting a doctor.
  6. Include healthy food in your diet:  If you increase the intake of green vegetables in your diet, it will help your body to accelerate the process of detoxification.  Fruits and vegetables including watermelon, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, garlic and onions provide considerable aid in removing the toxins out of your system. However, in case if you are already suffering from kidney disease, this point is not applicable.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Know The Symptoms!

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder, which generally affects the colon (large intestine). It usually show symptoms like abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhea, gas and constipation. IBS is a long term condition. It can result in sudden mood swings, depression and thus holds you back from living your life to the fullest. IBS can be controlled by managing lifestyle, stress and managing your diet. Medication and counseling could also be required to manage IBS.

Symptoms of IBS:

  1. Immense cramping and pain.
  2. A feeling that your belly is bloated all the time
  3. Severe gas
  4. Alternating and sudden bouts of constipation and diarrhea.
  5. Presence of mucus in the feces.

When should you consult a doctor for IBS?

IBS is not a chronic disorder and can be controlled by home remedies. It may also require medical treatment if the symptoms become acute and persist for too long. If you experience certain symptoms like rectal bleeding, weight loss and heavy abdominal pain that might increase at night, you may be at a risk for colon cancer. If such symptoms persist, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible.

Causes of IBS:

  1. Foods: Most people are susceptible to IBS if they consume foods like spices, fats, fruits, cabbage, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carbonated beverage, milk or alcohol. These foods irritate the lining of the stomach and trigger IBS. However, the trigger may vary from person to person.
  2. Stress: Signs and symptoms of IBS can also increase if you are very stressed out. Stress makes your muscles too worked up and this may result in IBS. However, you should know that stress aggravates or triggers the symptoms but doesn’t cause IBS.
  3. Hormones: Women are more likely to develop IBS. Fluctuations in the hormonal cycle can trigger IBS. This usually occurs around or during menstruation.
  4. Other illnesses - Sometimes illness such as gastroenteritis (infectious diarrhea) or bacterial overgrowth in the intestines can trigger symptoms of IBS.
  5. Age: You will be more likely to develop IBS if you are 45 years of age or above.
  6. Hereditary: People having a family history of IBS are more susceptible to develop IBS.
  7. Mental problems: Depression, personality disorder, anxiety and a history of sexual abuse can also trigger symptoms of IBS.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Keep Your Prostate Healthy?

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How To Keep Your Prostate Healthy?

The prostate gland, an essential part of the male reproductive system grows throughout your life. As you grow older, it becomes imperative to keep this organ healthy.

Here's what you can do to maintain a healthy prostate:

1. Workout to stay fit - Exercising regularly and maintaining an optimum weight can help to keep your prostate gland at an optimal health. Several types of research have revealed the beneficial aspects of exercising. It's said that physically active men are less likely to suffer from enlarged prostate if they performed a physical activity of low to moderate intensity. Likewise, physically active men who ran for 90 to 108 minutes are 20% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.

2. Eat fruits and vegetables - Including fruits and vegetables in your diet can help to maintain a healthy prostate. Guava, papaya, tomato and watermelon are some of the options that spell good for your prostate. Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts should also be included to boost the health of the gland. Ideally, you should have about 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

3. Have more soy products - Eating more soy products like tofu, soy flour, soy nuts can help to keep cancer of the prostate at bay. A study published in the British Journal of Urology International revealed that men who had soy products saw a 40% decrease in their risk of developing an enlarged prostate.

4. Have selenium-rich foods - Having foods rich in selenium (a powerful trace mineral) like tuna, eggs, cashews, onions, garlic, etc can reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer.

5. Say yes to healthy fats and no to trans and saturated fats - Choosing healthy fats like avocados, nuts, and olive oil can aid in boosting prostate health. At the same time, limiting saturated fats and trans fat intake are vital for keeping the prostate gland healthy.

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Ayurvedic Treatment For Hair Loss!

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  1. Balancing the pitta dosha: Pitta dosha can be managed by eating less salty, fried and spicy food, consuming limited amount of alcohol, coffee and meat and reducing smoking habits. Certain herbs can curb excess pitta like shatavari or asparagus and bitter vegetables.
  2. Ayurvedic oil and shampoo: An effective remedy is oil made by boiling a cup of neem (margosa) leaves in 4 cups of water. The mixture is then strained and stored. If applied at night and rinsed off in the morning, hair loss can be prevented and your hair gets healthier. An Ayurvedic shampoo can be made at home by preparing a mixture of methi (fenugreek), green bean (mung dal), soapberries, lemon juice and curry leaves which need to grinded well together before applying on the scalp.
  3. Ayurvedic diet plan: Ayurveda believes that a well-balanced diet is the preventive measure to most ailments, including hair loss. Consuming vegetables with high protein and iron content like cauliflower, kale, pumpkin leaves, spinach, salsify, lentils, beet greens, string beans, dandelion greens, raisins, soybeans etc. proves to be helpful in this regard. This diet can also help to combat systemic diseases like alopecia which may causes loss of hair and sizeable bald spots.
  4. Ayurvedic medicines: Four ayurvedic medicines are used extensively for the purpose of combatting hair loss. These are Thikthakam Kashayam, Thikthakam Grisham (regulates metabolism), Chyavana Prasam and Narasimha Rasayanam, which improves the strength and quality of hair).
  5. Combating other problems that cause hair loss: Using herbs like Brahmi (to manage stress), Shilajita and Jatamansi (for thyroid imbalance), cardamom (for chronic problems) and ashwagandha (for immune system disorders) can indirectly help when hair loss is a symptom or side effect of another disease. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Table of Content

Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Nutritional Value of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Health Benefits of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Oxidative stress is prevented
Improves cardiovascular health
Prevents stomach disorders
Respiratory issues can be treated
Helps in preventing cancer
Improves bone health
Macular degeneration
Helps in body detoxification
Promotes skin health
Helps in treating nervous disorders
Helps in reducing hypertension
Regulates the electrolyte balance in the body
Uses of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)
Origin And Cultivation of Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)