Chayote/chuchu/chocho wonderful fruit/veg

Its scientific name is Sechium edule, a vegetable of the fruit category. Although it is a vegetable, that is, it can be grown in the home garden, it is considered a fruit, just like the tomato (due to the fact that its seeds are inside)

1-Prevention of bone diseases

Being rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, chuchu helps keep teeth and bones strong and healthy, preventing various diseases.

2. Combating depression

B vitamins are metabolic stimulants, help fight fatigue and depression, and chuchu, as we have seen above, contain them in amounts.

3. Prevents premature aging

Due to its amount of antioxidants (flavonoids, polyphenols, luteolin and apigenin) the chuchu helps to fight the free radicals that cause the premature aging of the cells.

4. Strengthens the immune system Chuchu contains zinc and Vitamin C that help to strengthen the immune system and prevent diseases.

5. Healthy skin and hair

The chuchu contains folic folate, vitamins C, E and zinc, which contribute to beautiful and healthy skin and hair. Vitamin C, for example, fights free radicals and slows down the aging process of the skin and hair, zinc is effective in controlling the production of skin oils, protecting it against acne, Vitamin E nourishes hair and gives firmness and elasticity to the skin.

6-Chayote/chuchu gives you energy

Chayote is a good source of manganese that helps in converting fat and proteins into energy. So having this vegetable for breakfast can help kick start your day with good health and energy.

7-Chayote helps in preventing cancer

Chayote is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is a very powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that help in preventing the damage caused to your cells by harmful free radicals. By preventing oxidation stress and mutation, these antioxidants may inhibit or even help in preventing the growth and development of cancer.

8-Chayote lowers blood pressure

The high potassium levels of chuchu help to balance the effects of sodium in the body, avoiding hypertension-

Several people who have been suffering from high blood pressure claim that they have been benefited by consuming chayote.

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9-Chayote is heart healthy

According to studies, the presence of excess amounts of homocystein in the blood is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart disease. Chayote is a wonderful source of folate, a B group vitamin that helps in preventing the buildup of this amino acid. The potassium in chayote lowers blood pressure and magnesium helps in increasing the levels of good cholesterol, maintaining normal heart beats and also in preventing the clotting of blood.

10-Chayote prevents constipation

If you suffer from constipation, chayote is one food item that you would want to include in your diet as it promotes regular bowel movements. It contains high amounts of dietary fiber that prevents digestive issues like constipation and irritable bowel syndrome by drawing water in to the stools and softening them. This makes the easier removal of all the wastes from the digestive system.

11-Healthy skin and hair

The chuchu contains folic folate, vitamins C, E and zinc, which contribute to beautiful and healthy skin and hair. Vitamin C, for example, fights free radicals and slows down the aging process of the skin and hair, zinc is effective in controlling the production of skin oils, protecting it against acne, Vitamin E nourishes hair and gives firmness and elasticity to the skin.

12-Anemia

The chuchu has good amounts of iron and vitamin B2, whose deficiencies in the body are associated with cases of anemia. These nutrients stimulate the production of red blood cells, increasing hemoglobin levels. But vitamin C, zinc and copper help in the absorption of iron by the body.

13. Diabetes

Chuchu is a low glycemic index food that is rich in dietary fiber and ideal for people with diabetes. In addition, their fibers slow down the digestion process and inhibit the absorption of sugars.

14. Prevention of Cancer

Antioxidants help prevent free radical damage to cells. Cancer is an uncontrolled increase in antioxidant-rich cells and foods, such as chuchu, help prevent oxidative stress and cell mutation, and can inhibit disordered cell growth and help prevent growth and / or cancer development.

15. Heart

From the fibers that control blood sugar and cholesterol, to potassium that lowers blood pressure, chuchu can be considered a food allied to heart health.

16. the development of the fetus /Pregnant

Chuchu contains folic acid, a very important vitamin for good fetal development often recommended as a supplement for pregnant women. So, suck for the pregnant!

17. Diuretic

good for kidneys Chuchu contains plenty of water and is considered a diuretic. Prevents kidney disease and problems.

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