Advantages and Disadvantages of Chayote Squash for Health

Chayote Squash has many names, namely jipang, jepan, sechium edule and in English called chayote is a type of plant in the pumpkin family. The edible part of this plant is leave and fruit.

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Positive and Negative Effects of Chayote Squash

According to the results of research from the University of North Florida, USA, found that chayote contains a lot of vitamins. In addition, these vegetables also contain low calories, are rich in fiber, and rich in minerals.

As for the nutritional content and nutrition of squash, in every 100 grams:
  • Carbohydrates: 4.51 g or 3.5%
  • Protein: 0.82 g or 1.5%
  • Total fat: 0.13 g or <1%
  • Fiber: 1.7 g or 4.5%
  • Folate: 93μg or 23%
  • Niacin: 0.470 mg or 3%
  • Pantothenic acid: 0.249 mg or 5%
  • Pyridoxine: 0.076 mg or 6%
  • Riboflavin: 0.029 mg or 2%
  • Thiamine: 0.025 mg or 2%
  • Vitamin C: 7.7 mg or 13%
  • Vitamin E: 0.12 mg or <1%
  • Vitamin K: 4.1 μg or 4%
  • Sodium: 2 mg or <1%
  • Potassium: 125 mg or 2.5%
  • Calcium: 17 mg or 1.7%
  • Iron: 0.34 mg or 4%
  • Magnesium: 12 mg or 3%
  • Manganese: 0.189 mg or 8%
  • Pospor: 18 mg or 2.5%
  • Selenium: 0.2 µg or <1%
  • Zinc: 0.74 mg or 7%

With a variety of these ingredients, it is not surprising that chayote holds a myriad of benefits for the health or beauty of our bodies.

However, behind these extraordinary benefits, excessive consumption of chayote will cause side effects that can seriously harm the person concerned. What are the effects that are only caused by the consumption of chayote fruit? Here's the explanation ...
  • Increase body weight (obesity).
  • Aggravating Digestive Organs.
  • Reducing the Immune System.
  • Cause Kidney Stone.
  • Babies born prematurely.
  • Increase cholesterol.
  • Increases the risk of stroke.
  • Causes gout.
  • Increase blood sugar levels.
  • Hemorrhoids.

Such are the side effects and the danger caused by the massive consumption of boiled chayote.

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