Zucchini is actually a type of summer squash that can range in color from yellow to a dark green. In addition to containing vitamin C and important phytonutrients, zucchini is a great source of of the manganese. The mineral can help protect your body from free radicals (particularly of concern during the summer months when you're more susepatble to sun damage) and also promotes collagen production and healthy bone tissue growth.
If you want to beat the heat, skip the ice cream and reach for these in-season eats to cool down your body naturally.
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