Health benefits of squash
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Here are few magical health benefits of the underrated plant chayote which is also known as chow-chow or squash in India.
Chayote, also known as chow-chow, is a plant that belongs to the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. This fruit is not very famous in regions it is not grown in but has several health benefits.
Chayote may promote heart health and reduce the risk of heart diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor blood flow.
Rich in nutrients: It has high nutrition content and is packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Chayote provides antioxidants like vitamin C and myricetin to the body that helps against cellular damage, reduce inflammation, and lower stress within your body.
Promote digestion: Adding chayote to your diet can help promote bowel regularity by maintaining healthy gut bacteria.
Studies suggest chayote contains compounds that may reduce the growth of and progression of some cancer cells, but more studies are needed to back this claim.