Healthy Food Friday….Yum! Salmon Over Summer Veggies

So, last Friday I shared a Salmon recipe with you and of course I found another that was just as delicious, Salmon with Summer Veggies!!! Now you all remember the health benefits of salmon but just in case you forgot you can click here to go back to the last post to refresh your memory!

This time I wish to talk about the health benefits of squash and zucchini with the help of this AMAZING site called Organic Facts! I absolutely love this site and get so much helpful information from there!

Summer squash provides us with a number of vitamins and minerals we need to be healthy. These vitamins include a lot of vitamin A,  a significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and folate. In terms of minerals, squash contains magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorous, calcium, and iron. It is also a very good source of carotenoids and other important anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.

It has many health benefits such as ….

  • Immune system health
  • Managing diabetes
  • Anti-inflammatory capacity
  • Antiseptic, Antimicrobial, Antifungal Activity
  • Lung health
  • Cardiovascular health and soooo much more!

 

 

 

As for zucchini there are many vitamins and minerals that are provided to us through the consumption of this vegetable.

Zucchini has a high content of vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein and fiber. It contains significant quantities of potassium, folate, and vitamin A, all of which are important for general good health.

Some of the health benefits are….

  • Weight loss
  • Maintains optimal health
  • Keeps you disease free and so much more!

 

I hope you have learned some new information about healthy eating and that you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know what you think after you have tried it.

I hope you all enjoy and stay healthy!