An amazing plant, known as the chayote, is a plant that many people use commonly in their kitchen for the preparation of many different meals and dishes.
The chayote is not a very delicious plant on its own, which is why many people avoid it and do not consume it at all. However, what they don’t know is that this plant has enormous health benefits and it can help in the preventing and treating a great number of diseases.
We all know that nature has a lot to offer us when it comes to our health, all we have to do is take advantage of all the fruits, vegetables and herbs it is offering us. The chayote is no exception.
It is a super beneficial plant that can help with everything from losing weight to diabetes. If you want to know how to use the chayote to promote your overall health, keep reading and we will tell you all you need to know about this ‘mysterious’ plant.
Health Benefits of Chayote
The chayote is a vegetable and it is commonly used around the kitchen. It possesses incredible health benefits, as it can help with cellular regeneration thanks to its abundance of antioxidants, boosting the weight loss process and helping in treatment of diabetes.
Chayote and Pineapple Juice
A juice made from chayote and pineapple is extremely effective in regulating your blood sugar levels which makes it an incredible remedy against diabetes. Fill a pot with water and add the chayote.
Let the water boil and let it simmer until the chayote is cooked. Let it cool off and add it to a blender along with some slices of pineapple. Pulse until it is smooth and place the juice in the fridge.
Drink it cold, half a glass on an empty stomach every morning. You can also extract the chayote pulp, mix it with a cup of coffee and drink it every day before breakfast.
Chayote Juice, Prickly Pears and Lemon
Extract the pulp from 3 chayote pieces and mix them with 2 peeled prickly pears and the juice of one lemon. Put everything together in a blender and pulse until it is smooth.
Store the mixture in a mason jar and keep it in the fridge. Take a spoonful of this remedy every morning for a month.
The chayote is also greatly beneficial for your skin thanks to it being rich of collagen and amino acids. It is incredible for skin regeneration.
This is how you can prepare a nice, rejuvenating skin mask with this amazing plant.
Chayote skin mask
Cut a chayote into half and tub the halves against themselves to make a paste. Mix the chayote paste with some olive oil until you get a homogenous mixture and apply this mixture on your face.
Leave it on during the night and rinse it off in the morning.