We’ve all tried the green summer squash, but how beneficial is it really for us? Not only is zucchini low in calories but it is high in dietary fiber which aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol, maintains low blood pressure, and can help keep you from overeating. Zucchini also contains some powerful antioxidants, which can help prevent cancer and other diseases. It is high in manganese, which helps your body to correctly metabolize protein, and carbohydrates to help you get even more out of what you eat. Manganese is a powerful tool in ensuring that your body is properly fueled for your daily activities as well as your workouts. Zucchini may also act as a powerful antioxidant thanks to its high amount of vitamins C and A as well as copper.
Try adding some more zucchini to your diet, there are lots of great ways you can add it to your food. Try it in stir-fry, in omelets, on the grill, cut into sticks with hummus, and countless other ways. If you find a great way to eat zucchini, be sure to share it with us!