Health and beauty benefits of zucchini

Health benefits of zucchini

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica) also called courgette is extremely versatile summer squash with a soft shell, tender flesh, delicate flavor and lots of health benefits. With just 20 calories per cup and solid amount of a few vitamins and minerals this healthful veggie is technically a fruit because it comes from a flower. Zucchini serves as a good source of magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, lutein, zeaxanthin and dietary fiber. Because zucchini is extremely low in calories, gives you the feeling of being full and don’t have saturated fats or cholesterol is a good lose weight food. Zucchini blossoms is also edible and healthy.

Whether eaten cooked or raw zucchini is going to help you with: weight management, diabetes, benign prostatic hypertrophy, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, blood clotting, asthma, bowel movements, night blindness, rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis.

Zucchini puree for healthy baby

Take 2 zucchini’s and slice them thinly. Steam the slice zucchini’s on boiling water. Put them in blender and make the paste. It might seem to you that this paste doesn’t have any taste, but keep in mind that babies do not like strong tastes.

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zucchini puree healthy baby recipe