Gonzaga: Benefits of chayote

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AS BEGINNING salvo, I would like to deal with one of my primary advocacies: Health and wellness, especially on the subject of natural food as medicine.

Let me introduce the benefits of chayote, a very humble vegetable, for health.

First, it is a natural, low-cost, without side effect way to fight cholesterol.

One of the most powerful benefits of chayote for health is that it contains soluble fibers, which are able to quickly cleanse our bloodstream, removing bad cholesterol from it.

Second, it prevents cancer. Chayote also contains high levels of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and prevent the onset of tumors in the organism.

Third, it improves bowel function. As mentioned above, chayote contains high levels of soluble fiber, which helps to keep our intestines in perfect condition, thus freeing them from irritation, infections and problems of constipation.

Fourth, it helps you lose weight. This powerful vegetable contains very few calories, so it is an ideal food when it is included in a diet plan to lose weight.

Fifth, it helps you fight hypertension. This is another of the most fabulous benefits of chayote for health. Chayote is very rich in potassium, a component that helps effectively regulate blood pressure.

Sixth, it prevents strokes. The habitual consumption of this powerful vegetable helps avoid the formation of clots in our bloodstream, thus preventing any type of problem or attack related to the circulatory system.

Seventh, it prevents and fights diabetes. Chayote is a very powerful food when it comes to absorbing sugar in our organism and thus regulate the levels of glucose in our blood.

Eight, it prevents and treats anemia. This is another of the most powerful benefits of chayote to consider. This incredible food contains high levels of vitamin B2 and iron components that promote to a high level the production of red blood cells, necessary action to avoid the appearance of anemia.

Ninth, it strengthens your body organism. The chayote also contains high levels in manganese, essential component to give energy to the organism.

Tenth, it rejuvenates your skin. Chayote is perhaps one of the most powerful natural ingredients when it comes to rejuvenating and firming the skin, because it contains components such as zinc, folic acid and vitamins C and E, which act on our skin much better than any anti-aging cream.

So, now that you know all the incredible benefits of chayote for health empowerment, why not start to include this powerful food in your daily diet.

*The author has written a book, “Fighting Sickness: Natural & Herbal Way,” available at the Negros Showroom @ Robinsons Mall, L’Fisher and may be ordered through the SEACREST Foundation, telephone no. 433-6653, or email, v.g.seacrest


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