Don’t let that late-summer zucchini go to waste!
Rich in vitamins and minerals but not in carbohydrates, zucchini can be an important addition to a diabetic diet as well as any diet. Get your fill of B-vitamins, copper, vitamin C and fiber to slow digestion as you incorporate these in healthy ways. Try zucchini “chips” or “zoodles” as replacements for foods like potato chips or noodles that otherwise would raise your blood sugars.
From spiralizing and grilling to making healthy muffins and “fries,” here are six easy (and delicious) ways to use this versatile vegetable.
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.