The health benefits of zucchini, broccoli, artichokes & asparagus

June 2, 2009

Diets & Nutrition

The health benefits of zucchini

The zucchini is a great weight loss food. It has only 16 calories per 100 grams of zucchini. It also contains lots of potassium, starch, phosphor and calcium. It has many vitamin c and some B vitamins. Zucchini is really a light food, ideally for an active person who wants to stay that way.

The health benefits of broccoli

There are lots of ways to insert broccoli in your daily meals and you should do it. Broccoli is extremely healthy. It is also a great weight loss food because it contains only 25 calories per 100 grams. Broccoli contains lots of minerals and vitamins like: starch, calcium, potassium, phosphor, magnesium, zinc, sulfur, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B5 and B6, vitamin PP, vitamin E, Vitamin K and vitamin A. DO you need any more reasons to include broccoli into your daily meals. Well broccoli has been proven to be a really good and healthy anti-stress food. If you work in a stressful environment you just have to eat broccoli.


The health benefits of artichokes

The French believe that artichokes are powerful aphrodisiacs that can skyrocket your sex life. Artichokes contain lots of vitamin A and vitamin C and from the mineral side calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. You can combine artichokes with any type of food, so you can eat it daily with no excuses. I really like eating them in salads, pizza or cooked in the oven. You should buy only fresh artichokes, and cook them as little as possible to preserve their health benefits.

Warning: artichokes contain a chemical compound that affects your perception of taste. That is why you should never serve wine if artichokes are included in the meal. They can give the wine a metallic or excessive sugary taste.

The health benefits of asparagus

Asparagus is full of vitamin A and vitamin B, iron, phosphor and healthy oils. It seems that like artichokes, asparagus also has aphrodisiac effects. Imagine the result of combining both foods. You should eat asparagus raw with virgin olive oil and spices.

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