As a close cousin to broccoli, we often overlook the health benefits of cauliflower. Brassica veggies — including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, arugula and Brussels sprouts — are known to help reduce the risk of several types of cancer. In fact, the National Cancer Institute reports that glucosinates in these veggies have been shown to help reduce the risk of several types of cancer in animal studies and some human clinical trials. Compounds present in cauliflower have been shown to help protect DNA, induce cell death of cancerous cells and inhibit tumor growth. What’s more, the antioxidants packed into every bite of the veggie can help temper inflammation in your body that’s linked to a whole host of chronic diseases. Cauliflower is low in calories — just 27 per cup — and is rich in vitamins A, C, fiber and B vitamins.