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Zucchini (courgette) is a wonderful addition to any diet.
If the taste is not what drives you to make it a staple of your diet, maybe knowing its benefits and versatility would.
The water and fiber content of zucchini makes this hydrating vegetable a go-to option for natural constipation relief.
Zucchini also offers important anti-inflammatory protection – as you may know, inflammation is one of the primary drivers of IBS and intestinal permeability (aka #eaky gut). Eating an anti-inflammatory diet should be the first step towards lowering systemic inflammation in the body and gut-related conditions.
As a bonus, zucchini is pretty low in calories and sugar, making it a staple of low carb & weight-loss diets.
If zucchini fritters are not your thing, know that you can enjoy zucchini roasted, grilled, sauteed, steamed, baked (in bread), or even raw! Did you know that you can even add it raw to a smoothie? Add a piece the next time you are fixing yourself a green one.💚
You may also use zucchini (in place of pasta) as zoodles (courgetti), coated with avocado mash and topped with (roasted) cherry tomatoes for an out-of-this-world teat.
Use caution if you suffer from an autoimmune condition, as zucchinis are part of the nightshade family of vegetables that may aggravate your condition.