If we are looking for a useful way to lose weight, it is time to familiarize ourselves with the beneficial properties of zucchini. Although they are fruits, zucchini are used as vegetables because they are tastier served as prepared dishes.
They are well known to aid weight loss while adding nutritional value to our diet. In addition, they help to improve vision and prevent all diseases that appear from vitamin C deficiency.
They are suitable for asthma because of their high content of vitamin C, carbohydrates, proteins and fiber. They also contain significant amounts of potassium, phosphoric acid and vitamin A, important for maintaining good health.
The main benefits of zucchini include:
they are not caloric, but they give us a feeling of satiety. This is thanks to their rich water and fiber content.
They are healthy: in addition to the above-mentioned beneficial substances, they also contain magnesium, copper and phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, etc.
Suitable in the prevention of some diseases: their regular consumption helps prevent many diseases, including cancer. Research already shows that fiber-rich foods prevent cancer by washing away cancer-causing tumors from the cells in the colon.
They protect the cardiovascular system: their rich nutritional value, especially in summer, provides countless benefits for the body. Thanks to abundant levels of manganese and vitamin C, they help keep the heart healthy. Also, they prevent the oxidation of cholesterol that accumulates on the walls of blood vessels.
If you didn't add them to your daily diet now is the time.
Here is a simple delicious recipe for zucchini moussaka that is not only a healthy summer meal but a delicious and nutritious food.
- zucchini - 2 pcs.
- eggplants - 1 pc.
- potatoes - 2 pcs.
- cherry tomatoes - 10 pcs., yellow
- cheese - 100 g
- sour cream or yogurt - 100 ml
- salt - 1 tsp
- black pepper - 1/4 tsp.
- olive oil - 2 tbsp.
Peel the zucchini, eggplants and potatoes and cut all the vegetables into circles.
Put all the vegetables in a bowl, cover them with olive oil, salt and black pepper and mix.
For the base, arrange the potatoes, sprinkle with a little cheese, then eggplant, cheese, cherry tomatoes, cheese, zucchini.
Place in the oven to bake at the highest temperature for 20 minutes.
Mix sour cream or plain Greek yogurt with the spices. Pour over the vegetables and bake the delicious moussaka for another 10-15 minutes.
Serve the light courgette, eggplant and potato moussaka with a salad of your choice. (Best is green leaf home-grown salad)
…and enjoy the delicious musaka.
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