Health Benefits of Zucchini

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Zucchini is a vegetable which is often used in Salads and sometime it is also relished as fries.  If you are looking to control your weight Zucchini can be your friend.  It is low in calories and can be good substitute for unhealthy fries due to its crunchiness.  It contains fiber which makes it a healthier choice.  Here are some health facts about Zucchini.

A zucchini can be dark or light green. This fibrous vegetable is available in summers and contains a lot of water and is very healthy too.

Zucchini benefits are listed below.

Cholesterol leveler
Helps in lowering the cholesterol level in the system, the dietary fiber found zucchini helps in lowering the cholesterol levels in the system.

Aids with weight management
Zucchini is effective for weight management due to its healthy combination of high fiber and moisture content and a low calorie content which make it a low energy food.

Controls blood pressure
Zucchini help in lowering blood pressure levels in the body. Potassium and magnesium found in this vegetable benefit those suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure.

Anti-aging benefits
A good source of Vitamins A and C which are powerful antioxidants Zucchini helps in maintaining a healthy skin and fights the harmful free radicals.

Puffy eye treatment
Zucchini helps to remove puffy bags around the eyes. That is caused due to excessive water retention and the high water content. External application of zucchini helps in reducing swelling around your eyes.

Article Source – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Health-benefits-of-zucchini/articleshow/32842974.cms

 

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