Squash and its benefits for health

Contrary to the belief of many, who believe the squash to be a vegetable, it is actually a fruit that is both a summer staple and a winter favorite. In addition to the fact, Squash is quite a wholesome food item  as it boasts an impressive nutrient profile.

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We will now discuss some amazing health benefits of squash:

  • Helps you stay fit

Consider yourself sorted, if you’re looking for an alternative that helps you lose weight naturally, healthily, and flavorfully. Squash is very low in carbs content, which makes it a rather healthy alternative to other high-calorie vegetables like potatoes and corn.

Additionally, it is fat-free and very low in calories, thus it can help you shed those extra kilos.

  • Helps to manage blood pressure levels

You may want to add squash to your daily diet, if you’re suffering from high blood pressure. It also contains a good amount of zinc, which plays a great role in stabilizing blood pressure to normal levels. In addition to this, Squash is known to be loaded with potassium, which helps in relaxing your blood vessels. 

  • Helps to boost immunity

We all know that vitamin C helps in boosting immunity and one’s ability to fight off infections, and luckily squash  is abundant in vitamin C. This fruit is also blessed with nutrients including vitamin A, folate, magnesium, copper, riboflavin, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium all of which boost immunity. Also, a  few other varieties of squash are also rich in fiber, which is good for gut health.

  • Prevents the ageing of skin

Squash is considered quite beneficial for the skin as it is highly rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also helps keep your skin hydrated and helps your skin fight off the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays, aging, fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Vitamin A present in it helps you maintain healthy skin.

  • Improves eye vision

Summer squash is known to contain high amounts of beta-carotene and lutein that are known to prevent problems linked to eyesight such as cataracts and macular degeneration that leads to the aforementioned disorder. It is high in  vitamin C content and also helps improve your vision. Additionally, the carotenoids found in winter squash also lower the chances of macular degeneration.

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