Zucchinis – Health on your plate

Zucchinis are one of the healthiest summer ingredients that you can cook in a variety of ways, they are nutritious and full of minerals and vitamins. They are available throughout the whole season, too! The specter of nutrients that can be found in the zucchinis is huge.

They are a great source of manganese and vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin A, potassium, fibers, phosphorus and vitamin B2. Besides being extremely healthy, they are low on calories. Zucchinis also improve your concentration and positively affect your nervous system.

 

The benefits of zucchinis

Preserve your sight

Being rich with vitamin C, they positively affect the eye health, beacuse this antioxidant keeps the eyes safe from diseases like cataract.

Improve your digestive system

The vitamins contained in the zucchinis will help your digestive system, too. The high content of fibers positively affects your bowels and thus removing toxins from the organism.

Protect your cardiovascular system

Zucchinis abound in magnesium which lowers the risk of heart stroke and also helps the body in the defense against viruses. Potassium, which is found in zucchinis in abundance, keeps normal balance of body fluids, thus regulating blood pressure and heart rate. Dietary fibers have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, which reduces elevated cholesterol.

Ease a gout attack

Gout is a metabolic disease resulting from a persistently high level of uric acid in the blood and precipitation of mononuclear urate crystals in the joints and other parts of the body. Zucchinis are rich in omega-3 and fatty acids and carotenes, which have anti-inflammatory properties, and relieve joint pain in people with this problem. Vitamin C and beta-carotene are, besides helping with gout, effective in healing asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

A recent study has showed that zucchinis reduce the risk of cancer as vitamins found in them have anti-cancer properties, which prevents cell mutation.