Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Zucchini is a nutritious fruit but it is treated as a vegetable as it can be consumed in both cooked and raw form. One should include this veggie in their daily diet as it gives many healthy benefits as they are low in calories and helpful to curb obesity and high cholesterol levels.
Here are some health benefits of zucchini which we all should know:
Zucchini helps in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating as it has 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary fiber.
Zucchini promotes healthy and regular bowel movements as it contains high amount of fiber in it. It also helps in preventing carcinogenic toxins from settling in the colon.
Good for eyes
Zucchini helps in developing the cells of eyes and thus give a better vision because of Vitamin A found in it. It can also be used externally to remove the puffy bags around eyes. This is caused due to excessive water retention.
Helps to lose weight
Being extremely low in calories zucchini helps in losing weight and is a great way to satisfy your appetite, gives a feeling of being full. It also has high water content and is rich in fiber.
Good for skin
Zucchini has a high water content which hydrates your skin. Water is beneficial for your skin as it flushes out toxins from your system.