The macre squash has water as its main component (95%), which, together with its low content of carbohydrates and fat, makes it a food with a low caloric intake.
In relation to vitamins, pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene or provitamin A. Beta-carotene, as an antioxidant substance, like vitamin E and C, neutralizes free radicals. This is why the frequent consumption of squash contributes to reducing the risk of cardiovascular, degenerative and cancer diseases.
Improves intestinal transit
Its high presence of mucilage improves intestinal transit. These are a type of soluble fiber that has the ability to soften the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract as it exerts an emollient (softening) and protective action on the stomach mucosa. Thanks to this property, its consumption is indicated in case of heartburn, dyspepsia (poor digestion), heartburn, gastritis or gastroduodenal ulcer of favorable evolution.
Helps to lose weight
It is a food of low caloric value because its main component is water and its low sugar content, which is only 5%. Regarding fats, it is almost imperceptible.
Due to its high fiber content, which also has a satiating effect, and which provides less than 30 calories per 100 grams, it makes it a very suitable vegetable in weight control diets.
Take care of the sight
It is a food rich in beta-carotene, a substance that after being absorbed in our body is transformed into vitamin A or retinol. This is essential for vision, the good condition of the skin, tissues and for the proper functioning of our defense system.
Diuretic and purifying
Being rich in potassium and low in sodium, they have a diuretic action that favors the elimination of excess fluids from the body. They are favorable in case of hypertension, hyperuricemia and gout, kidney stones and fluid retention.