6 great benefits of eating zucchini

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Zucchini(health)

Also known as courgette, zucchini has loads of health benefits, which is why you should eat it more often.

If you have been ignoring this vegetable, we bet these great health benefits will convince you to start eating it:

1. Healthy digestion

If you have ever had constipation or a bloated stomach, you know how tough it can be. Digestion problems can lead to other problems such as hemorrhoids. So, when we tell you that zucchini is good for handling your digestion problems, what would still hold you from trying it? Zucchini has water and also contains fiber which adds to the bulk of the stool thus enhancing healthy bowel movements.

2. It helps with type 2 diabetes

The blood sugar levels can get whacky for people with type 2 diabetes. Zucchini helps in lowering the blood sugar levels and type 2 diabetes patients should incorporate it into their diet.

3. Heart health

Studies show that people who eat more fiber have lower chances of having heart-related issues. Zucchini being so rich in fiber is thus good for the health of your heart. It also contains potassium and carotenoids that lower the blood pressure.

4. Healthy eyes

Vitamin C and carotenoids are essential for the health of your eyes. Courgettes are enriched with these two nutrients and eating them frequently may help in healthy vision.

5. Weight loss

Being high in water, low in calories and loads of fiber, incorporating zucchini in your diet may help you shed some pounds.

6. Antioxidants

Any food rich in antioxidants is great for your health and zucchini is one of them. Antioxidants counter the free radicals that lead to chronic diseases such as cancer.

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