SUPERFOOD // ZUCCHINI:
We often think of leafy greens, like kale, as the ultimate vegetable for health. But zucchini actually contains a wide array of nutrients too. Zucchini is especially rich in many of the B-vitamins, including B6 and folate. Studies have looked at folate’s role in supporting mood and cognitive function as we age, especially because of how important it is for the health of the nervous system. A deficiency in folate has even been associated with depression and some forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Studies have also found that there is a link between low vitamin B6 and depression.
PASTA ALFREDO WITH ZUCCHINI AND GREEN PEAS – Full Recipe Here!
Recipe & Photography courtesy of Sarah Grossman, an author, nutritionist and the co-founder of Living Kitchen