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Zucchini Vegetable

Zucchini or Courgette is one of the most popular summer squashes in America and Europe. Zucchini is one of the very low calorie vegetables; provide only 17 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol.

 

Its peel is good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation and offers some protection against colon cancers.

 

It is a very good source of potassium, an important intra-cellular electrolyte.

 

Potassium is a heart-friendly electrolyte and helps bring the reduction in blood pressure and heart rates by countering pressure-effects of sodium.

 

Courgettes contain very few calories and have a high water content, which makes them a dieter’s friend.

 

They aren’t a powerhouse of micronutrients, but they do provide useful amounts of immune system-boosting vitamin C, and significant levels of potassium, which is the key to controlling blood pressure.

 

The soluble fibre in the skin slows down digestion, and so stabilises blood sugar and insulin levels.

 

Courgette also plays a role in promoting a well-rounded cardiovascular health.  It is rich in nutrients like magnesium and potassium which help normalize blood pressure. 

 

The vitamin C content along with carotenoids stops the oxidation of bad cholesterol in the blood, thus preventing the occurrence of strokes and heart attacks.

 

It has antioxidants that slows down the ageing process and helps the reconstruction of brain cells. 

 

In fact, studies show that the vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids-content of courgettes help stimulate the body in absorbing fat-soluble antioxidants, thus, helping improve the memory.

 

Zucchini is effective for weight management due to its healthy combination of high fiber and moisture content and low calorie content.

 

Gout is a painful condition of the inflammation of the joints, caused due to excessive uric acid in the body.

 

Zucchini is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory carotenoids that can counter the effects of excessive uric acid.

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