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Zucchini (Cucurbitaceae)

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HEALTH BENEFITS

ANTI-CANCER As with many fibre rich foods, zucchini promote good bowel movement and will eradicate free radicals from the colon causing cancer.

BONE & JOINTS HEALTH Rich in vitamin C antioxidant, beta-carotene and copper in zucchini act as an anti-inflammatory curing autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis but also asthma.

HEART HEALTH Zucchini gains most of its nutritional value at peak time in summer months, when the fruit bursts with vitamin C and manganese. These nutrients, along with magnesium, keep the heart healthy, reducing risks of strokes and heart attacks, and regulating blood pressure.
The fibre content also lowers cholesterol and reduces risks of atherosclerosis.

PROSTATE Rich in phytonutrient, zucchini may decrease BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy) in men, reducing the swelling of the prostate gland.

PROTECT YOUR BABY The good amount of folate in the fruit will protect your baby and prevent neural tube defects from developing.

WEIGHT LOSS Rich in fibre and water content, zucchini are very low in calories and leave you feeling satiated for a long period of time.

 

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