Winter Squash is a highly nutritious and alkaline food which
rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Varieties of Winter Squash include
Butternut, Acorn, Delicata, Kabocha, Kuri, Buttercup, Spaghetti, Hubbard,
Golden Nugget, and Sweet Dumpling. Each one is unique. Have some fun trying the
different varieties and finding the ones that you love most. Winter Squash is
easy to digest and is an excellent remedy for acidosis and conditions of the
stomach, spleen, liver, and blood. It is wonderfully high in Vitamins A, E, C,
B-complex, and beta carotene, iron, zinc, copper, calcium, and potassium which
are vital for a healthy and strong immune and nervous system. The carotenoids
are especially beneficial for protection against heart disease, breast cancer,
and macular degeneration. Winter Squash is also known to help reduce
inflammation which is excellent for conditions such as asthma, fibromyalgia,
and arthritis. Winter Squash is a low in calorie, fat-free food, yet it is rich
in nutrients making it an ideal choice for any weight loss or nutritional
program. Winter Squash can be eaten savory with spices such as black pepper,
curry powder, or chili pepper, or it can be sweetened with a touch of maple
syrup or honey with spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg for a delicious treat.
It’s creamy and comforting qualities can help satisfy a variety of cravings
while still properly nourishing the body and soul. Winter Squash can be
steamed, baked, roasted, mashed like potatoes, or blended into a soup. The
seeds of winter squash are also edible and can be dried or roasted similarly to
pumpkin seeds and are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids such
as tryptophan which helps to promote a healthy night’s sleep.
This may sound boring, compared to all the foods out at this time of year, but remember, it is some of the best fuel for your body.
Health and Wellness Associates
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