Benefits and harms of zucchini
Zucchini – a vegetable, is one of the varieties of pumpkin.
He came to Europe in the 16th century from South America and was grown as an exotic plant.
In food it started to use the Italians only in the 18th century.
Zucchini have a neutral flavor, which allows you to cook any way and add to almost every dish.
Zucchini consists of water by 95%, the rest is proteins and carbohydrates. This vegetable contains significant amounts of minerals, including iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, sodium, magnesium and zinc, and vitamins C, A, E and group B.
Besides, zucchini is easily digestible, low-calorie and tasty. Thanks to the rich composition and the qualities of the squash have many useful properties.
Zucchini has a beneficial effect on the digestive system and skin condition. Due to the presence of significant quantities of potassium, this vegetable regulates the processes of water-salt metabolism and promotes the process of ridding the body of excess fluid.
Using raw grated zucchini to rid of swelling. This means, due to its safety, can be applied to pregnant women.
A choleretic and diuretic action makes zucchini very useful for people suffering from diseases of the kidneys and liver. It also makes zucchini stimulants to cleanse the body of toxic substances.
The squash has a low glycemic index, making it indispensable in the menu of diabetics. Salad with the addition of this vegetable in its raw form will help to reduce the amount of sugar in the blood.
Zucchini is an indispensable product in the diet losing weight. It is low in calories, contains little carbohydrates and plenty of water.
In addition to the above, the zucchini have a positive impact on renewal processes of the blood and prevent atherosclerosis. This makes the vegetable is useful for the elderly.
But due to its discouragement and high content of nutrients, zucchini is one of the first introduced a children’s menu.
Used with success the zucchini in cosmetics. The mask is prepared on the basis of this vegetable, tonic, moisturizing and purifying action.
Lotions it help to smooth the skin and have a smoothing effect on wrinkles.
Despite many positive qualities, marrow and can cause harm.
It is not recommended to drink plenty of vegetables people with kidney disease who have impaired excretion of potassium from the body.
And raw should not be eaten zucchini in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.