Zucchini is in the squash family and is a summer squash. Zucchini is rich in many nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Zucchini is high in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is also in carrots. Zucchini is packed full of the vitamins C, A and K, B6 , folate and thiamine. It has minerals of copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
Just a fun fact. Although zucchini is often considered a vegetable,“botanically Zucchini is classified as a fruit”.
Zucchini has anti inflammatory proprieties that can improve heart health. It helps to improve digestion. It can help reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Zucchini can help strengthen your bones and protect your skin. It can help with healthy circulation and helps improve eye health.
Zucchini is a nutrient rich food that everyone should eat.
In Ayurveda medicine, “Zucchini is said to be a cooling vegetable”. This is also seen in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Ayurveda medicine, “Zucchini is said to be easy to digest and is ideal to eat in the hot months of the year”. In Ayurveda medicine,“Zucchini is recommend to people who are dealing with constipation, fluid retention, bloating and acid problems like acid reflex and upset stomach”.
What is your favorite Zucchini recipe?