The Winter Squash comes in different varieties: butternut, spaghetti and acorn are the most popular. No matter what variety you choose, always pick a squash that feels heavy for its size.
It’s a good high-fiber, low calorie, nutrient-dense vegetable. It’s a carbohydrate with a high-water content and this helps you to feel fuller longer. It’s therefore good for managing your appetite and weight loss.
The squash is rich in vitamin A, beta and alpha carotene. These nutrients are anti-oxidants known to support your immune system, skin health and lower the risk of cancer.
Smokers exposed to carcinogen in cigarettes are usually deficient in vitamin A, so the squash can be a beneficial nutrient-rich food.
Nutrients it contains: vitamin A, beta/alpha carotene, potassium, iron, lutein, zeaxanthin, fiber
Stir-fry: butternut squash with garlic, ginger, and mustard seeds makes a delicious and easy autumn side dish.
Soup: Add garlic, ginger, soup stock and your favorites spices/veggies