In the hot summer days, zucchini (with over 75% water content) hydrates your body and can help you deal with the heat.
Rich in fiber and is a good addition to your raw salad, zucchini contains plenty of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and iron.
The phytonutrients found in this green cucumber-like vegetable can build your defenses against many degenerative diseases, especially cancer.
 Murray, Michael, ND., Pizzorno, Joseph, ND., and Pizzorno, Lara, MA, LMT. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2005. Print.
Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.