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Sarah Ware, B.Sc.(Hons), RD, CDE, discusses The Benefits of Squash in Your Diet

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The Benefits of Squash in Your Diet

Squash is a great addition to any healthy diet. There are many varieties of squash and we tend to group them into the winter and the summer selections.

You have common varieties like the zucchini, pumpkin and butternut squash, but you can also find some less common varieties such as spaghetti squash, yellow squash and acorn.

Squash contains many nutrients, tons of fibre, vitamin D and vitamin A, and vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body.

To incorporate squash into your diet, try roasting it with other vegetables, pureeing it in soups, adding it in accompany to a stew. You could also put it in baked goods; a puree of zucchini or pumpkin work really well in muffins and loaves.

Squash is a great choice for those that have diabetes or are dealing with heart disease as they are both low in fat, low calorie and low carbohydrate.

For more information on how to incorporate squash into your diet, go to your local food store or speak to your local dietitian for more information. Local Rheumatologist 

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Ware, Registered Dietitian, North Vancouver, BC

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