A Bone-Healthy Bread Made With Cauliflower?
Some of the foods that contain the best nutrients for your bones are surprisingly common. That’s why I like to re-discover the bone-healthy attributes of foods that are readily available and that can be used in creative ways to prepare delicious alkalizing dishes.
Cauliflower is a perfect example. It’s an excellent source of bone-healthy nutrients, including a potent detoxifying phytochemical. And it’s also quite versatile. Today I’m going to show you how you can use cauliflower to make alkalizing wheat-free bread.
But first, here’s why…
Crunchy Cauliflower is a Foundation Food
In the Save Our Bones Program, you’ll discover a lengthy list of Foundation Foods that offer many options for building your bones. Cauliflower is among those Foundation Foods.
“C” is for Cauliflower
Vitamin C serves a dual purpose. It acts as an antioxidant as well as a vitamin. It stimulates the production of bone-building cells (osteoblasts) while suppressing the cells that destroy bone (osteoclasts). This is the mechanism behind the findings of a 2010 study, which showed that Vitamin C reduces fracture rates and increases bone mass.1
Vitamin C is also vital to the production of collagen, a protein-based connective tissue in bones and cartilage. And Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant – it actually helps convert toxins into water-soluble substances that can be flushed out of the body.
In addition to Vitamin C, cauliflower also provides many other nutrients, including Foundation Supplements:
Vitamin K: Works with Vitamin D to regulate osteoclast production, and it activates a substance called osteocalcin, a calcium-binding protein that helps get calcium into your bones.
Folate*: A part of the B-complex family that helps your body utilize protein and convert homocysteine into other amino acids.
Choline*: Also in the B-complex family, choline is an essential component of the B vitamins.
B Vitamins (B1*, B2*, B3* B5*, and B6*): All act in synergy with each other in the bone-building process – isn’t it interesting that one food has so many of them?
Potassium: Plays triple-duty as an alkalizing mineral, nutrient, and electrolyte and is involved in muscle contractions and protein synthesis.
Manganese*: A trace mineral that plays a role in thyroxine production (thyroxine is the main hormone produced by the thyroid gland). It is also involved in the production of connective tissue in both cartilage and bone.
Magnesium*: More than half the body’s magnesium is found in the bones. This mineral is linked with calcium absorption and is involved in over 300 body processes.
Cauliflower also contains…
A Powerful Detoxifying Phytochemical
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, like kale and broccoli. And like other cruciferous vegetables, it’s a very good source of a detoxifying phytochemical called d-glucarate.
Your body has a natural system that regulates toxins. It holds on to some and lets others go. D-glucarate works with this system to stimulate the “letting go” mechanism so that toxins can be released and excreted from the body.
D-glucarate does this by suppressing an enzyme that triggers the “hold on” mechanism in the body. Thus, consuming d-glucarate helps cleanse the body of toxins.
Cleanse With Cauliflower
Because of its high nutrient content and the fact that it provides d-glucarate, cauliflower is one of the foods included in OsteoCleanse™, the 7-day Osteoporosis Drug Cleanse that is designed to rid your body of harmful toxins, including osteoporosis drugs.
OsteoCleanse™ makes an excellent companion to the Save Our Bones Program. It is the only cleanse specifically designed to help build and nourish your bones, with easy step-by-step instructions and loads of delicious cleansing recipes.
In Just One Short Week You’ll Feel and Look Better the Ever!
Here are some of the benefits you can expect from OsteoCleanse™:
- A better understanding of how the body works and how to give it what it needs.
- Discover why your kidneys and liver are essential to the integrity of your bones how to ensure their proper function.
- OsteoCleanse™ reveals the toxins that are in your everyday environment, so you can learn easy ways to avoid them.
- Discover how to breathe for optimal toxin cleansing.
- Greater energy levels as your body is no longer taxed from dealing with toxins and osteoporosis drugs that can linger in your bloodstream.
- Better quality of sleep.
- A healthier, younger-looking you!
And just think about this – unlike other cleanses, OsteoCleanse™ takes only takes one week.
You can achieve these phenomenal results from simple steps such as eating key detoxifying foods like cauliflower.
The Easy-to-Make Bone-Healthy Cauliflower Bread
Now you may think there are only a couple of ways to eat cauliflower – raw with dip, perhaps, or steamed. But as I mentioned earlier, it can also be used to make a delicious and alkalizing bread.
Here’s an amazingly simple, versatile, bone-healthy recipe for cauliflower bread.
Approximately 8 servings
1 head of cauliflower (preferably organic)
1 ½ tablespoons flax meal
½ teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)
¼ teaspoon black pepper (adjust to taste)
Preheat oven to 450.
Peal the green leaves from the head of cauliflower and cut the head in half.
Chop the “curd” (the white part) into large pieces and place in a blender. (You can also grate the cauliflower.)
Puree until the cauliflower resembles a fine meal. Puree more cauliflower pieces if necessary to make 2 cups.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together with a fork.
Using a ¼-cup measure, dollop mounds of the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet coated with olive oil. Flatten each mound with your hands.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, then flip with a spatula and bake on the other side for another 5 minutes.
1 Gabbay, K. H. et al. “The Ascorbate Synthesis Pathway: Dual Role of Ascorbate in Bone Homeostasis.” The Journal of Biological Chemistry. April 21, 2010.