How to Prepare Low Calories and High Fiber Desserts Using Zucchini?
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Super foods are an amazing source of minerals, vitamins and super-antioxidants
(to fight disease). All the attention, focus and trend towards incorporating them into
our diets is here to stay.
Every year new superfoods are being discovered and catapulted high on the health
and nutrient list and each one has its own army of supporters and devotees.
One of these powerhouse foods is zucchini. Zucchini, a member of the summer
squash family and likely the most popular squash is a prolific garden producer, low in
calories but high in fiber. They should be harvested when their size reaches the size
of a cucumber for tenderness…otherwise if allowed to grow larger they become very
tough in texture and seedy.
Just one medium zucchini provides 10 percent of your daily needed fiber. This helps
to keep your digestive track healthy and humming along while keeping your
cholesterol low and reducing any risk of cancer. These green beauties also
provide 15% of your day’s requirement for vitamin C. Vitamin C helps fight the
effects of free radicals and is great for nails, skin and hair and a healthy dose of
potassium to keep your heart healthy (actually more potassium than a banana
Whether served raw or cooked the skin on zucchini squash is delicate and thin, so
zucchini should be enjoyed with the skin on to benefit from all the fiber and
antioxidants it offers.
This super-star veggie also provides us with a wide range of B vitamins…important
for metabolism and energy as well as a good healthy dose of Vitamin K that helps
the blood to clot effectively.
Add to the mix some manganese for building strong bones and connective tissue,
a bit of calcium to help prevent osteoporosis and no unhealthy cholesterol or
fats, you can easily see why zucchini should be part of your daily diet.
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