BeSimply…Nourishment {Cauliflower & Squash Soup}


Food Matters:

Butternut Squash

+Butternut squash contains many vital poly-phenolic anti-oxidants and vitamins. Squash is one of the common vegetables that often recommended by to assist in balancing cholesterol and reducing your overall body weight.
+It high vitamin A, at 10630 IU per 100 g. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin, mucus membranes, good eye-sight. It is also an essential vitamin for good eye-sight.
+It is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid.
+It has similar mineral profile as that in pumpkin, containing adequate levels of minerals like iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
+Butternut squash seeds are a good source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids that benefit for heart health.  The seeds are an excellent source of health promoting amino acid, tryptophan. +Tryptophan converts to health benefiting GABA neuro-chemical in the brain.


+Cauliflower contains several anti-cancer phyto-chemicals like sulforaphane and plant sterols such as indole-3-carbinol, which appears to function as an anti-estrogen agent. Together these compounds have proven benefits against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers by virtue of their cancer-cell growth inhibition, cytotoxic effects on cancer cells.
+Furthermore, Di-indolyl-methane (DIM), a lipid soluble compound present abundantly in Brassica group of vegetables has found effective as immune modulator, anti-bacterial and anti-viral compound by synthesis and potentiating Interferon-Gamma receptors. DIM has currently been found application in the treatment of recurring respiratory papillomatosis caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and is in Phase III clinical trials for cervical dysplasia.
+Fresh cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin-C is a proven antioxidant helps fight against harmful free radicals, boosts immunity and prevents from infections and cancers.
+It contains good amounts of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as folates, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3) as well as vitamin K. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish and required for fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism.
+Further, It is an also good source of minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium and potassium. Manganese is used in the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. +Potassium is an important intracellular electrolyte helps counter the hypertension effects of sodium.





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Above references from Nutrition and You as you can see this is a powerful soup and medicine to nourish your entire state of “be”ing!

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