Cauliflowers can help boost fertility as not only are they a good source of vitamin C, folate and omega 3 fatty acids, they contain a special phytonutrient known as DIM
DIM (diindolylmethane) which helps to reduce oestrogen dominance. Oestrogen dominance is a major cause of many fertility issues in women. Endometriosis, PCOS, and ovarian cysts, are all oestrogen dominant conditions. Oestrogen dominance can occur in both men and women. Men’s oestrogen increases with age and is subject to the same oestrogen balance problems a female body may face, including improper metabolism of oestrogen.
800g/1¾lb cauliflower, roughly chopped
1 litre/1¾ pints vegetable stock
1 tbsp olive oil
1 finely chopped onion
150ml/5fl oz natural yoghurt or cream (optional)
1 finely chopped clove of garlic
1 tsp ground coriander and cumin (optional)
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry until just softened. Add the chopped cauliflower and vegetable stock. Bring the mixture to the boil and then simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender. Add the yoghurt or cream (optional) and stir Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Add the ground cumin and ground coriander and simmer for a further 1-2 minutes (optional) or season to taste as required with black pepper/pinch of salt. Blend and enjoy!