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Squash is a staple in Katherine’s kitchen all winter long. On top of being delicious and versatile, it is also super healthy and packed with tons of powerful nutrients. 

The extremely high levels of alpha and beta carotene in squash are converted into vitamin A which is why one serving of squash contains more than the daily requirement. Vitamin A is important in helping improve vision and promote eye health. Squash is also high in vitamins B6 and C and contains important minerals like potassium, magnesium and folate. 

Filled with other types of carotenoids as well, squash is extremely beneficial for overall heart health and for helping to naturally prevent cardiovascular diseases, age related macular degenerative diseases and neurodegenerative diseases.  Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, it also protects the body from free radicals and damage that often leads to cancer and other illnesses. 

Although squash is a starchy vegetable that is high in carbs, it’s high in dietary fiber and low on the glycemic index and can help lower blood sugar levels which is also beneficial for people suffering from diabetes. It’s also very filling and satisfying so it’s a great choice for weight management. 

Some of Katherine’s favorite squash recipes include butternut squash soup, a bowl of hearty spaghetti squash with mushrooms, olives and capers or roasted Delicata squash, the perfect go-tos when it’s cold outside (and even when it’s not). Squash is such a versatile ingredient to cook with since it can be prepared in so many ways and there are several different varieties to choose from so you really can’t go wrong when adding it to your next grocery list! 


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