Before I do not eat Chayote (sayote) that much because I thought that we cant get a lot of nutrients from it, but that notion was changed when I read about the article tackling about the health benefits of chayote. I was surprised after reading that it is pack with vitamins and minerals thats good for our health.
Here are the Surprising health benefits of chayote from HealthMad
1. Good for the heart (Folate)
Chayote is an excellent source of folate, a B vitamin which helps prevent homocystein build-up. Studies have shown that too much of this amino acid in the blood is linked to a higher risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
2. Helps prevent cancer (Vitamin C)
Vitamin C is known as one of the powerful antioxidants, substances that may protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Studies suggest that antioxidants may slow or possibly prevent cancer development. Chayote is a very good source of vitamin C, providing 17% of the RDI.
3. Helps the body produce energy (Manganese)
Start your day with a breakfast of chayote omelet. Its manganese content helps the body convert protein and fat to energy.
Read more about the health benefits of chayote by clicking the link below.
10 surprising health benefits of chayote [HealthMad]
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Author of this post: Mely Maravilla