Benefits of Zucchini Part 1

If you are looking for a way to lose weight healthily, it’s time for you to learn about the health benefits of zucchini. It plays a big role in weight loss while boosting the nutrient content of your diet. Moreover, it possibly helps enhance vision and prevent all the diseases that occur as a result of vitamin C deficiency like scurvy, sclerosis, and easy bruising.

Zucchini may help to treat asthma – one of its many benefits – and has a high content of vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. It contains a significant amount of potassium, folate, and vitamin A, all of which are important for good health. When eaten regularly, it can effectively lower your homocysteine levels.

Here are some benefits of Zucchini :

  • High Source of Antioxidants and Vitamin C – Seeds from various squash vegetables are known to hold many types of phytonutrients that can help fight inflammation and oxidative stress. Some of these antioxidants include vitamin C and A. One medium zucchini has over 50 percent of your daily vitamin C needs. In many nations, summer squash is a primary source of carotenoid antioxidants including alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. Much of the antioxidant content is held within zucchini’s skin, so it’s a good idea not to peel your squash.
  • Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties That Can Improve Heart Health – Zucchini and other squashes are largely made of water and carbohydrates, specifically the type called polysaccharides. Summer squash includes a good percentage of the fibre called pectin, which isa type of beneficial polysaccharides that is linked to improved cardiovascular health and the ability to lower cholesterol naturally.
  • High Source of Potassium – Zucchini is high in the heart healthy mineral potassium. One cup of cooked zucchini gives you more than 15 percent off your daily value, which is usually more than what’s included in the typical multivitamin supplements.
  • Help Improve Digestion – Zucchini and other types of summer squash are often recommended for digestive issues and diverticulitis since they’re hydrating and provide essential electrolytes and nutrients. Research suggests that zucchini also offers anti-inflammatory protection within the GI tract that can educe IBS, ulcer related symptoms, leaky gut and autoimmune disease.
  • Low in Calories and Carbs – One of the best things about squash is that they are very high in water. Zucchini has a low calorie count and helps to fill you up, since your cane at a whole lot at once for little calories. Zucchini are also one of the lowest carb containing veggies, second to leafy greens.

More on benefits of zucchini tomorrow.

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50 Comments Add yours

  1. Molly Shea says:

    Thank you for this post. I never knew Zucchini did so much fo the body.

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    1. GS says:

      Zucchinis have antioxidant value (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity- ORAC) of 180 Trolox Equivalents (TE) per 100g, the value which is far below to some of the berries, and vegetables. Nonetheless, the pods are one of the common food ingredients included in weight reduction and cholesterol control programs by the dieticians. Glad you liked the post.

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  2. Brilliant! I love zucchini, just didn’t know it was really that good for me. Thank you.

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    1. GS says:

      It is a wonderful vegetable. It has various benefits. Fascinating isn’t it.

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  3. Don’t eat the zucchini often- that is only a few times a year. But, do enjoy it when we do especially if we put parmesan on top

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    1. GS says:

      Ah that sounds tasty

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog Poet

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      1. Always love reading and sharing your posts, My Dear! Have a great week!
        xoxox 😘💕🌹😊

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      2. GS says:

        🙏🏼🙏🏼

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    1. GS says:

      Healthy 🙂

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      1. DiosRaw says:

        Indeed, Zucchini is a staple. ❤

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      2. GS says:

        Yes, Zucchini is packed with many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It has a high fiber content and a low calorie count. Fiber plays an important role in digestion and may limit the likelihood of suffering from a variety of GI issues.

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      3. DiosRaw says:

        It’s wonderful, thank you! Full of information and knowledge my friend. Lots of reading, research and personal experience?

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      4. GS says:

        Yes all of them 😄

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  4. Love Zucchini. Got a Zucchini noodle maker.nothing like Zucchini sauted in olive oil with garlic. Little parmesan…yum

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Love Alone says:

        Welcome… 😊

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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  5. Thank you for providing me with more reasons to love zucchini!! I’m not trying to loose weight or eat crazy healthy but I just love the taste of zucchini haha~

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    1. GS says:

      Haha that’s the best reason for eating anything

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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  6. Mimmacula says:

    I absolutely love zucchini.. So much that I have it weekly

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    1. GS says:

      That is great.
      Zucchini is a versatile squash rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds. It may offer several health benefits, ranging from improved digestion to a lower risk of heart disease. Zucchini may aid your bones, thyroid, and prostate. If you’re curious, try adding this soft, mild fruit to your diet today.

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  7. Health is wealth. You’re awesome

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    1. GS says:

      It is and thank you 😊

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  8. gapmuse says:

    Helpful! Adding it to my diet this year. Thanks for the tips.

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    1. GS says:

      Good choice. Zucchini is rich in multiple antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin. Despite packing a punch with several important nutrients, Zucchini is low in calories, fat, and sugar.

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  9. lifefork4131 says:

    Grilled zucchini is still a staple for me.

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    1. GS says:

      Zucchini is a versatile squash rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds. It may offer several health benefits, ranging from improved digestion to a lower risk of heart disease. Zucchini may aid your bones, thyroid, and prostate. If you’re curious, try adding this soft, mild fruit to your diet today.

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  10. Thanks for the information. I’m researching food that reduce inflammation.

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      1. Thank you so much. This is really helpful .

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome

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  11. mjoycadwising says:

    You are right.

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    1. GS says:

      Zucchini is super low in calories and makes the perfect light side dish for a heavy meal: One cup of sliced zucchini has about 19 calories. That’s 40 to 50% lower than the same serving size for other low-cal green veggies like broccoli and Brussels sprouts. And because it’s so versatile, you can enjoy this low-calorie food in so many different recipes, from baked fries to pesto roll-ups. Of course, you can always grill zucchini with herbs for some savory flavor, too.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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