Carb content of courgettes for the diabetic diet

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LIVING

Nutritional composition of

courgettes, per 100g

Fat 0.3g

Cals 17

Carbs 3g

1g fibre

Vit C 30% of RDA based on a 2000

calorie diet, and Vit B-6 10% RDA.

Courgettes are an excellent source

of copper and manganese and are

a very good source of vitamin C,

magnesium, dietary fibre, vitamin

B6 and beta carotene, a precursor

to vitamin A. The carotene part

normally gives plants a red or

orange hue (such as pumpkins

and sweet potatoes or yellow

courgettes.

in the body requires many B-complex

vitamins, and most of these are found in

valuable amounts in courgettes, such as

B-vitamins folate, B6, B1, B2, B3, and

choline. Also important in blood sugar

metabolism are the minerals zinc and

magnesium, as well as omega-3 fatty

acids, and all of which are present too.

It is argued that there is an optimal

intake of fibre that can help protect

against or prevent Type 2 diabetes and,

again, courgettes supply the necessary

roughage to qualify at 2.5 grams per cup.

Research has shown that the

polysaccharides in courgettes include

an unusual amount of pectin. The

unique polysaccharide composition in

courgettes has been linked in repeated

animal studies to better regulation of

insulin. Future studies on humans could

confirm similar benefits in helping to keep

insulin metabolism and blood sugar levels

in balance (though not necessary for

diabetics with Type 1).

While lacking extensive research

documentation, it seems that courgettes

can help protect against inflammation

due to the presence of anti-inflammatory

polysaccharides. Two special areas

of interest involve anti-inflammatory

protection against gastric and duodenal

ulcers. Insofar as chronic, unwanted

inflammation is also a risk factor for

development of Type 2 diabetes, the antiinflammatory benefits

of summer squash

may play an important role in its protection

against Type 2 diabetes as well.

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