Zucchini is a great addition to your daily diet because it is so nutrient rich and yet mild in flavor. Plenty of parents blend it up and hide it in other things so that their kids get enough vegetables. Luckily, there are also a ton of recipes for the less picky among us that can make zucchini feel new each day.
And that’s good, because it is so good for us. Baked, fried, roasted, boiled, or raw, zucchini offers a plethora of health benefits. In some cases, you don’t even have to eat it in order to reap the rewards! Stick with us to find out what happens when you indulge in zucchini every day.
1. Improved digestion
Zucchini is full of the stuff that your digestive system needs to stay, ummm, regular. It has water, fiber, and electrolytes that facilitate digestion and keep the process moving along. Constipation is painful enough, but zucchini also reduces the risk for more concerning conditions like ulcers, IBS, and even colon cancer. However, raw zucchini can produce gas, so you may want to eat it cooked if this is a problem for you.