SuperFood Faceoff: Broccoli vs Cauliflower

January 11 2013 | Food Faceoff | General | Infographic | Nutrition

Broccoli and Cauliflower are in the same family, both look like small trees, and are two vegetables that pack a serious nutrition punch. Pound for pound, it's harder to eat anything else that has more nutrients in one serving.

Although cauliflower has fewer calories, carbohydrates and sugars, the amounts for both of these foods is so low that neither one can be discounted. If you look at the image below, broccoli wins out on the strength of its many other nutrients and beats cauliflower in every single similar category.

A source of numerous vitamins and minerals, broccoli is one well-rounded vegetable that everyone should eat every chance they get. There's not many other superfoods that can stand up to the nutrition value of broccoli. 

With that said, both are extremely healthy (although too much of them might give you gas). Cauliflower makes a delicious mashed potatoes substitute, and you can't go wrong with either one. 

 

Related Posts: Food Faceoff: Kale vs. Spinach and Greek Yogurt vs. Cottage Cheese

 

 

 

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Friday Food Faceoff: Greek Yogurt vs. Cottage Cheese

January 3 2013 | General | Nutrition | Food Faceoff

Greek yogurt has seen a dramatic increase in popularity, and for good reason. It's high in protein, low in sugar and calories, and is a good source of probiotics. It makes a perfect snack. 

But cottage cheese, though not as trendy, still packs a mean punch for those looking for a good source of protein. It has more calories than greek yogurt, but also has more protein, and even less sugar and fat!

While Greek yogurt wins with more probiotics, there are some cottage cheese products that also have them. Both are also good source of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), a natural fatty acid with several unique structural and functional properties. It modulates cellular processes, including the maintenance of muscle mass and lipolysis. CLA has also been shown to be effective for maintaining normal cholesterol levels and supporting the immune system. It can help modify body composition by sustaining lean muscle tissue and enhancing lipolysis (the burning of fat), resulting in a number of health and weight benefits. 

If you're looking for a good snack full of protein, you can't really go wrong with either one:

Related Post: Food Faceoff: Kale vs. Spinach

 

 

 

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