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Friday, March 17, 2017

The Benefits Of Chayote Prevents Cancer, Heart Disease and More


Chayote also known as pear squash, vegetable pear, christophene, sayote, is a pear-shaped green fruit (yes, it's NOT a vegetable) that belongs in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, as well as melons,cucumbers and squash.
People are commonly familiar to eat its fruit but many found it to be more than that because even its leaves, stem, roots, and seeds are edible too.
Today, we will share with you the many health benefits of chayote. So, if you are one of those people who hate this perennial vine, you will surely start loving it after reading this post.
1. Good for pregnant women
  • Doctors recommend eating chayote especially during your childbearing years. Why? Because it has folate, a water soluble vitamin that is important cell division, DNA synthesis and helps prevent neural tube birth defects (brain disorders) in newborn babies
2. Prevents cancer, heart disease and arthritis
  • Chayotes have Vitamin C and aglycone flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants (apigenin and luteolin) that helps collect and harmful fight free radicals from the body that causes aging, cancer and various diseases.
3. Reduces risk of developing digestive problems
  • Chayote is rich in fiber which lowers risk for constipation. Safe for people with sensitive stomach and those who are suffering from intestinal inflammation
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