At 14 calories per ½ cup, cauliflower is one cruciferous vegetable you can’t miss. With just under half of your needed vitamin C, as well as a decent amount of vitamin K, and folate, this vegetable is sorely underappreciated (32).
Sulforaphane, found in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, has been found to significantly improve blood pressure and kidney function. It also improves cellular function by supporting DNA methylation (33).
Cauliflower also contains choline, which prevents toxin-induced brain damage during childhood and protects against age-related memory decline (34).
Kale contains 33 calories a cup as well as 684% of your daily value of vitamin K (35).
Deficiency of this vitamin contributes towards bone fractures, since vitamin K plays a crucial role in calcium absorption.
Also high in vitamin A, kale supports proper growth, sebum production, immune function, sight, and reproductive function (36).