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Benefits of Zucchini And Its Side Effects

Zucchini possesses an impressive nutritional content – it boasts high levels of potassium, B-vitamins, dietary fiber, and antioxidants, which all offer immense benefits to health. It can even potentially help regulate blood sugar levels, which can greatly benefit diabetics.

Benefits of Zucchini And Its Side Effects

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Zucchini
Nutritional Value of Zucchini
Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Zucchini
Helps in Weight Loss
Mainatins a Healthy Heart
Improves Eye Health
Helps Lower cholestrol
Helps Cure Asthama
Enhances Digestion
Lowers Blood Pressure
Improves Eyesight
Slows down Aging
Help Balance Thyroid Function
Promotes Prostate Health
Uses of Zucchini
Side-Effects & Allergies of Zucchini
Cultivation of Zucchini

Zucchini

Zucchini is a summer squash which can grow upto nearly a meter in length. It may be dark or light green in colour and its hybrid, the golden zucchini has a yellow-orange colour. Botanically zucchinis are fruits but are treated as vegetables and used in savoury dishes. The zucchini flower may also be used while cooking. It has a smooth skin with crunchy flesh containing high amounts of moisture.

Nutritional Value of Zucchini

Zucchini has an extremely low-calorie content, only 17 calories per 100gm. It is an excellent source of potassium and has a high antioxidant value. It is rich in vitamin A. Zucchini contains moderate levels of thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like iron, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.

Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams

17 Calories
0.3 g Total Fat
8 mg Sodium
261 mg Potassium
3.1 g Total Carbohydrate
1.2 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

4 % Vitamin A
0.01 Calcium
29 % Vitamin C
2 % Iron
10 % Vitamin B-6
4 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Zucchini

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Zucchini
Health Benefits of Zucchini

Helps in Weight Loss

It is a low-starch vegetable which means it is high in fibre. It fills up a person quickly and thus discourages overeating.

Mainatins a Healthy Heart

Zucchini helps in preventing hypertension as it is low in sodium, fat and cholestrol. It also contains folate which helps in reducing heart diseases. Riboflavin deficiency is linked to birth defects in pregnant women especially in relation to the infant's heart. Zucchini contains riboflavin.

Improves Eye Health

It is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that have been found to prevent age-related macular degeneration. Zucchini is also a good source of vitamin A that has shown to improve eye health. It is important for eye development and maintenance as well.

Helps Lower cholestrol

Zucchini is one of the foods which is free from cholestrol. It contains soluble fibre which interfers with cholestrol absorption.

Helps Cure Asthama

Along with vitamin C, zucchini also contains copper which is very effective in curing asthama. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well which contribute towrads curing asthama.

Enhances Digestion

Zucchini also aids in healthy digestion. The dietary fibre in zucchini adds bulk to the diet and helps in improving digestion.

Lowers Blood Pressure

As zucchini is rich in potassium, it helps to combat hypertension. Additionally, potassium also helps to reduce the herat rate and counters the harmful effects of sodium.

Improves Eyesight

Watercress contains vitamin C which helps in reducing the risk of cataract development.

Slows down Aging

Zucchini is a good source of antioxidants which have powerful anti-aging properties. It also lightens the skin and improves health.

Help Balance Thyroid Function

Zucchini is rich in manganese, a mineral that promotes the optimal functioning of the thyroid gland.

Promotes Prostate Health

Zucchini is rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C. Both of these nutrients have been found to be positively associated with prostate cancer. Vitamin C reduces oxidative DNA damage and hampers the growth and ability of prostate cancer cells.

Uses of Zucchini

It is a highly versatile food that can suit many recipes. Mix it into soups, salads, or frittatas, serve it as a side dish with meat dishes, or make “zucchini fries,” served with an onion dip as an appetizer. Zucchini “noodles” can be made using a vegetable peeler.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Zucchini

Zucchini might cause digestive issues in people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Bitter zucchini might also cause stomach cramps or diarrhea. Zucchini might cause allergies in individuals like nausea and pruritus (severe skin itching). Since zucchini is a very good source of beta-carotene large doses of it might be inadvisable for pregnant and lactating women, people who smoke and individuals who have undergone angioplasty.

Cultivation of Zucchini

Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the Americas. However, the varieties of squash typically called 'zucchini' were developed in northern Italy in the second half of the 19th century, many generations after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas in the early 16th century.

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Table of Content

Zucchini
Nutritional Value of Zucchini
Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Zucchini
Helps in Weight Loss
Mainatins a Healthy Heart
Improves Eye Health
Helps Lower cholestrol
Helps Cure Asthama
Enhances Digestion
Lowers Blood Pressure
Improves Eyesight
Slows down Aging
Help Balance Thyroid Function
Promotes Prostate Health
Uses of Zucchini
Side-Effects & Allergies of Zucchini
Cultivation of Zucchini