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The Amazing Health Benefits of Zucchini- Plus a Tasty Recipe

Zucchini has been shown to have some incredible health benefits

Zucchini has been shown to have some amazing health benefits and there are some easy and tasty recipes for YOU to enjoy. Today, everyone knows we are better off staying away from processed foods. We also know that avoiding wheat and dairy will help us lose weight and stay lean and clean. Zucchini is a staple in the kitchen that can help make eating right easy and there are a number of health benefits as well.

Zucchini Lowers Cholesterol and Reduces Atherosclerosis (blood vessel plaque)

Zucchini contains dietary fiber, which encourages the liver to fully digest; quickly, and use up the cholesterol the body produces. The high levels of Vitamin A and C also prevent blood vessel plaque, known as atherosclerosis.

Zucchini Helps to Manage Weight

Zucchini, because of the high water/ high fiber content, gives you a feeling of being full; when eaten. Just eating Zucchini will actually burn off more calories than you might expect to gain.

Zucchini Helps YOUR Cardiovascular System

One cup of Zucchini, supplies 10% of the RDA of magnesium. Magnesium reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. Zucchini contains folic acid, which breaks down the dangerous amino acid homocysteine. High levels of homocysteine have been shown to cause heart attacks, thrombosis, or blood clotting. There are many more benefits to eating Zucchini regularly, including cancer and diabetes prevention.

Try these tasty recipes, and add more Zucchini to your diet!

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Zucchini Chips
These Zucchini Noodles with Pesto from two peas and their pod, is a healthy RAW dish that can be made in 15 minutes.

Zucchini Chips are another healthy, RAW snack, and a great alternative to potato chips. Just thinly slice the Zucchini into round slices. Place the slices in a dehydrator or bake in the oven on a baking tray, with olive oil and real sea salt, at 118 degrees, until crisp. The entire family will love it!

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