By Deliana
24 days ago

Zucchini

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A staple at many farmers markets during the warmer months, zucchini, which is a type of summer squash, and it can range in color from yellow to deep green. It has a tender texture with a slightly sweet flavor and, at just 21 calories per cup, it makes a welcome addition to a calorie-controlled diet. Zucchini boasts a rich nutritional profile, and it offers health benefits thanks to its phytonutrients, mineral and vitamin content.
Zucchini serves as a good source of vitamin C. A water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C dissolves in your body fluids and protects your cells from free radicals, which are highly reactive compounds that oxidize your DNA, lipids and proteins, causing cellular damage. Getting enough vitamin C in your diet also aids in nerve cell communication, helps your body metabolize cholesterol and keeps your tissues strong. A cup of chopped zucchini contains 22 milligrams of vitamin C, which is 24 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 29 percent for women, set by the Institute of Medicine.
Zucchini also provides you with lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytonutrients that belong to the carotenoid family, which is the same nutrient family that includes beta-carotene, a source of vitamin A.
Consuming zucchini also boosts your intake of manganese, an essential mineral. Like vitamin C, manganese protects your tissues from harmful free radicals.

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viktorija64 good article
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Violeta Very nice article
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Tomi Very good article
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Miki Good article🥒🥒
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maca1 Lovely artikle
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frenchqueen I’ve never tried it.
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Deliana @frenchqueen You should do it, my dear. They are very delicious. 😋😋😋
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frenchqueen I’ll try @Deliana
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soncee Very good artikle
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svetle76 good artikle
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Explorer2017 it's informative😉
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Frenki Good article:)
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Nevena83 good article
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dorageorg So great article!😘
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carmen3521 Multumesc pentru articol si detalii. nu am cumparat niciodata. tu folosesti? daca da, cum? 😘
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Deliana @carmen3521 Îi folosești ca pe dovlecei, Carmencita. 😉
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ORourkeDesigns Are you going to
Pickle some? I tried your picke watermelon the other day
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Deliana @ORourkeDesigns No, my dear. I like them fresh. 😉
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carmen3521 Aaa..am inteles. Multumesc. Deci la supa cred ca este delicios.. O sa incerc. @Deliana
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DAIANAGABAR Bun articol
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