Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z Z Zucchini

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.
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. Lutein and zeaxanthin promote healthy eyesight. They filter light rays as they enter your eye, helping to ensure that harmful rays can't damage your eye tissues.

With only 21 calories per cup Zucchini makes an amazing pasta substitute in my house, I also love it in stir fries but my favorite is zucchini bread!


  1. Yummy zucchini! <3 Congrats on making it through the challenge. :)
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  2. I don't eat much of it but I should. I have some soup recipes that I always use zucchini in. Congratulations on finishing A-Z!! I enjoyed your posts and learned a few things!

  3. I used to not like zucchini, but we add it to Chinese and sauces all the time now.

  4. You've given us some good information about healthy foods here throughout the A to Z.

  5. Not a fan of the zucchini-tried it more than once but just not a fan-happy end to A to Z. I enjoyed it immensely. Loved reading your blog

  6. I hated Zucchini for a long time. My mom boiled it to the consistency of snot (for lack of a better term). Years later, I finally tried it again after somebody else cooked it. Yum!

    Congrats on finishing the challenge...