When talking about healthy and nutritious foods, vegetables and fruits never fail to cross our minds. Fruits and vegetables truly give us a lot of health benefits, and among these kinds of healthy food is the vegetable called chayote squash, or more known as the sayote.
Since this kind of vegetable also grows in our country, Philippine, and is abundant in Baguio City, which can easily grow in your backyard (or your neighbor’s), better use it to your advantage, especially these days when you need to be healthier than ever and when it’s safer to just stay at home. To those who just have Sayote planted in their backyard, waiting to be harvested, it’s time for you to experiment on it and make it as one of your main dishes while the community quarantine is still ongoing.
5 Health Benefits of Sayote
Here just some of the many health benefits the vegetable Sayote can give you. These benefits are arranged in no particular order.
Sayote Offers Vitamins and Minerals
A Sayote can provide various vitamins and minerals that our bodies need including Vitamin C, Vitamin B9, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Fiber, Protein, and more.
Sayote Contains Fiber
This vegetable is also high in fiber which helps with weight management. It could also help in improving digestive health.
Sayote is Low in Calories
This green veggie is also low in calories, carbs, and fat, so you can definitely include this in your weight loss diet plan.
Sayote Contains Antioxidant
According to healthline, antioxidants are compounds that can be found in a variety of foods that protect against cellular damage, reduce inflammation, and lower stress within the body.
Sayote May Help in Blood Sugar Control
SInce sayote is low in carbs and is high in fiber, it may also help in regulating blood sugar levels. The soluble fiber that can be found in Sayote slows down the absorption of carbs, thus may reduce blood sugar response after eating.
Those are some of the Health Benefits of Sayote
While the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, keeping yourself healthy should be your number one priority. If possible, be resourceful and look for food and resources that can be found just around your home, such as the vegetable Sayote (Chayote) and any other vegetables or fruits that could be very much accessible for you.