In our previous article, we shared a simple way to make a great meal out of the humble butternut squash. But now, let’s take a look at what benefits this wholesome veggie brings you. This article suggests that it’s got a lot of heart-friendly properties, from being high in fibre to containing carotenoids which help you fight the chance of succumbing to heart diseases. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties which protect you, according to the article, from rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. The fibre content also means that it’s great for our gut and helps manage your blood sugar levels.
We were surprised to learn from this article that squash contains high doses of Vitamin C and manganese. The Vitamin C content will definitely help boost your immunity – something you need when all of London seems to be coughing and sneezing around you. And if you’re convinced about the benefits of butternut squash and want to take it to the next level, here’s a great recipe for butternut squash crisps if you want to go a bit more playful with your veg.