With the list of benefits one food provides and as the number of diseases flaring, it is wise to choose your diet and use that information to look better, function better, Feel better and enjoy healthy years of living.
Zucchini, a native of North America, fondly eaten by Australians, English and People from New Zealand is getting popular in Asia also . It is green or yellow in color.
One zucchini plant gives bushel of zucchini. It is often is mistaken as cucumber, it is a cousin of gourd family or pumpkin family.
Call it fruit or vegetable it is considered to be the mine of juices as it contains 85% water.
It has sweet and tangy flavor, a summer fruit, cylindrical in shape.
Zucchini is high in nutritional value and is a good source of Vitamin C, A (Carotene) , magnesium, manganese, copper, potassium, fiber, phosphorus, riboflavin.
It also contains some amount of selenium, Vitamin B1, B6, K, Thiamin, Niacin, zinc,iron, calcium, tryptophan, etc.
1= It is believed to cure asthama, as it contains vitamin c.
2= Regular intake will lower the high amount of homocysteine level thus supporting the arrangement of capillaries.
3= The presence of luetin imparts good health to heart.
4= The presence of phytonutrients along wiyh other nutrients relieve the symptoms of BPH, Beningn Prostate Hypertrophy.
5= The copper removes the painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
6= It can also prevent scurvy, bruising due to presence of vit c.
7= It also protects from the risk of multiple sclerosis and colon cancer.
8= It has trace amount of anti cancer elements.
9= The juice has the ability to protect against cell mutation.
10= Most of the nutrients help in prevention of heart diseases, atherosclerosis and diabetes.
11= It reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke by reucing the blood pressure.
12= It prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, thus not allowing the built up of cholesterol in blood.
13= It is considered to be the best disease fighting foods due to presence of its antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties.
14= According to studies vitamin A and E, with Omega 3 fatty acids encourages fat soluble antioxidants and helps effective reconstruction of brain cells.
15= Effective against colon cancer, kidney diseases.
16= Prevents the risk of multiple sclerosis.
17= it makes the best food for people on diet and weight lose or weight management programme.
18= It is a natural coolant and thirst quencher, replenishing body with needed fluids.
19=It helps in increasing the metabolism.
20= A mind calming food , best in the form of juices.
21= The folate content, potassium, and vitamin A Helps in proper functioning of body.
22= The magnesium and phosphorus helps in maintain healthy bones.
Zucchini can be added to any ingredient to prepare variety of dishes.most suitable to tomatoes , can be added to vegetable lasagna, marinara sauce and ratatouille.
It can be eaten raw and can be added to salads, can be grilled or stuffed.
Make delicious cream zucchini pies or apple pies.
Zucchini breads and cakes and muffins are delicious.
It can be most delicious and nutritive when juiced with other vegetables and fruits.
Add to curries or soups and baking recipes.
Dieters can eat sliced zucchini which are refrigerated earlier as snack.
The seeds are edible too.
It is an ornamental fruit.
The summer drink, can be converted to as many variety of cocktails, a glass full of nutrients.
Indeed a real juicy experience and it is anti ageing also.