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‘What to eat!’ series – Courgettes #33

Although a fruit, courgettes are known as vegetables and are part of the Cucurbitaceae plant family. They are a type of squash & are loaded with water, making them low in calories.

They contain vitamin (A, Bs & especially C, K) & minerals (iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium) as well as antioxidants (carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin) & fibre.

Benefits of courgettes

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immune support
  • Heat health
  • Gut health especially digestion & bowel movements
  • Eye health
  • Blood sugar balance
  • Weightloss

Courgettes are a great replacement to pasta: spiralise or slice them & serve them instead of spaghetti or pasta. They are easy to add to your diet, either raw in salads or instead of bread for dips. They can also be baked/roasted/pan fried for a side dish or combined with other vegs for a nutritious meal. They are also great in soups.

Feel free to share recipes with courgettes you love. And if you want to explore how nutrition can help you, contact me on 07788 444 199 / Food can definitely improve our health: healthy food, healthy gut, healthy mind, healthy you!