Zucchini noodles are also known as Zoodles. They are made from vegetables which are cut in a spiral shape with long strands.
Zoodles are gluten-free and can be prepared in place of pasta. There are several recipes for the preparation of Zucchini which you can try out.
It will take you 3-10 minutes to prepare them. Remember, they are sweet when eaten crunchy.
Uncovering The Cons of Zucchini
As the proverb goes, anything becomes poisonous when consumed in excess. Too Zucchini has a disadvantage when taken in excess.
The following are some of the cons of eating too much Zucchini noodles.
Since they are made from vegetables, it means you will have fewer calories intake. Calories are key to the generation of energy for one to be able to handle day-to-day activities.
Zucchini has high water content. When prepared, they are very sweet and delicious but with time, they can be soggy.
After some time, they’ll turn out not to be delicious and when you try to warm them, they might be 'mashed'.
If you have Irritable Bowel-Syndrome (IBS), Zoodles can lead to digestive issues. IBS is a common disorder that causes bloating as well as abdominal pain and cramping. It is, therefore, wise to avoid taking Zucchini noodles if you have IBS.
There are several species of Zucchini. The bitter ones can lead to stomach cramps if consumed. They can also lead to diarrhea. Stomach cramp is characterized by an inflammation on the coating of the stomach. This makes the patient feel pain in their stomach.
It can lead to nausea or skin irritation to people who are allergic. Nausea is the feeling of disgust that makes you feel like vomiting. Skin irritation is when you feel itchy on your skin or feel like something is crawling under the skin. This leads to an uncomfortable feeling, and it is, therefore, wise to avoid Zoodles if you realize you are allergic.
Backing Up With Pros
As we've uncovered the cons, it is our duty to back thing up with some really impressive benefits also. Zoodles have a number of benefits to the body when eaten. The following are some of them...
They are low in calories. If you are looking to lose weight, they are healthy. They have the flavor of the pasta and are very delicious so you can go ahead and eat your Zoodles. Compared to other pasta, they have a significantly low number of Calories.
If you want to manage Type-II diabetes with diet, then Zoodles is a good option. Due to their low carbohydrate levels, they are good for maintaining blood sugar levels are recommended levels.
When eaten, they supplement 2 grams of carbs and 1.5 grams of fiber. This means if you want a diet with low carb, go for Zoodles.
Zucchini is rich in antioxidants. You can, therefore, use it on your face and maintain a young supple skin. This antioxidant will round up radicals that are harmful to your skin, giving you a healthy and vibrant skin.
Zoodles are also beneficial for anti-aging and are good for supplementing nutrition on your body. It has Vitamins, manganese, potassium, all of which are packed with nutritional benefits.
We all want to have a healthy meal plan for our dear family. Zoodles are good as there are several benefits derived when eaten.
They are easy to prepare and surely your kids will enjoy eating them.
You can replace pasta with Zucchini confidently since they have similar taste when cooked. When preparing spiral rings for a large family, you can invite them over and it’ll be a way of bonding whilst cooking.