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5 Reasons to Add Zucchini to Your Diet

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4Zucchini is a summer squash originating from South America and it has been cultivated for over 7,000 years. Technically a fruit, zucchini makes a tasty and healthy addition to your diet. We’ve listed five reasons why you should include zucchini in your next meal.

  1. Zucchini is great for your immune system as it contains high levels of vitamin C and high levels of anti-oxidants.
  2. Enhance your cardiovascular health as zucchini contains a special fibre called pectin. This has also been linked to a reduced risk of diabetes and lower cholesterol levels.
  3. The pectin in zucchini has anti-inflammatory properties, helping you to maintain a healthy gut, and pectin fibre is good for your digestion.
  4. Zucchini contains vitamin A, as well as potassium and folate, all of which your body needs to stay healthy.
  5. This is a great food for dieters, as zucchini has high water content and it is very versatile. Enjoy it steamed, raw, boiled, baked or grilled.

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