The chayote is a low-calorie food, with no cholesterol or saturated fats. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, as it offers a feeling of satisfaction for expanded periods of time.

Studies have shown that Chayote lowers levels of bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol levels.

Originally from Central America, Chayote, Toyota, Cayota, air potato (one of its many names) is a healthy, delicious and very versatile fruit.

The properties of Chayote

The properties of chayote, potatoes air, American potato, pumpkin spiny, Toyota, are many, to help you improve your health, besides being delicious in sweet or savory recipes.

Chayote is a high content of antioxidants, which slow the aging process, to protect you from free radicals.

It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Rich in vitamin A, vitamin B and C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid.

Chayote contains very few calories, only twenty-two per 100 g, which makes it ideal and slimming diets.

It has no saturated fat or cholesterol. Important content and calcium and essential amino acid, very beneficial to your health.

The composition of all amino acids is essential or non-essential other properties chayote have to do with the formation of antibodies, enzymes, and collagen which helps to combat hair loss, fatigue, and infertility.

In addition to maintaining healthy skin, balance cholesterol, helped treat depression, reduce stress, increase muscle strength, help the development of children, help the central nervous system due to tryptophan one of the essential amino acid involved in the production of melatonin and serotonin, as does a non-essential amino acid as glutamic acid.

Its high amount of dietary fiber also prevents digestive problems such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome as it adds water to the stool and makes them soft, besides promoting continuous bowel movements.

The soluble fiber in the chayote sticks to cholesterol and helped remove it from the system. It has been shown that the Chayote lowers levels of bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol levels.

In addition to the powerful antioxidant vitamin c, chayote also contains polyphenolic flavonoid antioxidants that help in destroying the harmful free radicals, chayote offers numerous benefits that help in improving your overall health.


Chayote lowers blood pressure

Several people who have been suffering from high blood pressure, claim that they have been benefited by consuming chayote, the high levels of potassium and this fruit help in balancing the sodium, thus preventing hypertension.

Chayote is heart-healthy according to, increasing the levels of good cholesterol maintaining a normal heartbeat and also in preventing the clouding of blood.

Chayote Skin Benefits

On the other hand, it has the ability to regenerate skin because it is a plant rich in amino acids, especially lysine and methionine, involved in collagen formation preparation of damaged tissues. Therefore that is very useful for dry or wrinkled skin.

  Also, use exfoliates dry skin by removing the affected area; and thus allowing epithelial regeneration.

Well although these are the components that allow the chayote to be a useful plant for the skin, you need to know how to use it to exploit its properties.

Chayote mask for dry skin

Peel and cut the squash in half and after the passage of about 10 minutes, rub both sides to a paste.

This paste is mixed with one tablespoon olive oil.

This mask is applied that night on the area you want and leave it overnight.

This mask also is useful to firm the skin, as they provide amino acids that promote the formation of collagen.

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