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Benefits of Zucchini for Skin and Hair

zucchiniFruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients and hence are good for your skin. Zucchini is rich in Vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants which can benefit your skin in many ways.

# Hydrates your Skin

  • Zucchini has a high water content which hydrates your skin. Water in general is beneficial for your skin as it flushes out toxins from your system.
  • Regular consumption of zucchini helps restore the moisture of your skin, providing you with aglowing skin.

# Anti-ageing Benefits

  • Zucchini is a good source of Vitamins A and C which are powerful antioxidants. Vitamin A helps in maintaining a healthy skin whereas Vitamin C fights the harmful free radicals.
  • These free radicals are responsible for causing ageing of the skin, resulting in the appearance of spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Eating zucchini can prevent these signs of ageing to a significant extent (11).

# Aids in Collagen Formation

Manganese contained in zucchini is essential for the production of choline, the amino acid which is involved in collagen formation, thus facilitating healthy skin and proper wound healing (12).

# Treatment of Puffy Eyes

External application of zucchini helps to remove puffy bags around your eyes. These are caused due to excessive water retention and the high water content in zucchini helps in reducing swelling around your eyes.

Hair Benefits of Zucchini

Just like the rest of the body, proper nutrition is a prerequisite of healthy hair. Inadequate nutrition is often the root cause of hair and scalp problems. To maintain a healthy mane, taking a balanced diet is inevitable as the hair follicles require adequate supply of nutrients and oxygen for their growth and maintenance. Zucchini contributes to overall health including hair health.

# Promotes Hair Growth

  • Zucchini is rich in Vitamin A and C and is beneficial for your hair.
  • Vitamin C is vital for maintaining healthy collagen in the connective tissue and around the hair follicles.
  • Vitamin A, on the other hand, protects your hair from free radicals. Deficiency of this vitamin can cause hair dryness.