Three Reasons to Eat More Squash

SquashBesides being a colorful side on your turkey plate, squash also comes loaded with good-for-you nutrients. Here are three good reasons to lap up that leftover squash:

1. Better blood pressure: Squash is rich in potassium, a mineral known for helping keep BP under control.

2. Healthier joints: Winter squash is high in beta cryptoxanthin and vitamin C, two nutrients credited with helping save joints. And here’s one more thing about squash…

3. Better appetite control: Squash is low in calories (as long as you don’t douse it in butter and brown sugar) and high in fiber – together that can mean you eat fewer calories and feel fuller, longer.

4. The extra fiber can be super helpful for sluggish bowels.

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