Have You Been Eating Your Vegetables?
Written by Christina Falahee
November is national Spinach and Squash Month! Squash and spinach are some of the most versatile and delicious vegetables available throughout the world. They are not only tasty but they are good for you too. These vegetables may not at the top of your everyday meal list but after seeing some of their benefits below you might want to change that.
Nutritional benefits of Squash:
Boosts Immunity: Squash contains many nutrients, including vitamin A and C, magnesium, and many other antioxidant compounds which together helps the body boost its immune response and defend against foreign substances that can lead to a variety of illnesses.
Manage Diabetes: Certain types of squash contain dietary fiber such as pectin, which is an essential element in blood sugar regulation throughout the body. It helps reduce the plunges and peaks that can make a diabetics’ life difficult.
Treats Asthma: Squash’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have been linked to a reduction in asthmatic conditions.
Nutritional Benefits of Spinach:
Improves Eyesight: Spinach contains beta-carotene, lutein, and xanthene, all of which can reduce the puffiness or irritation in the eyes.
Maintains Blood Pressure: Spinach contains very high content of potassium which helps lower blood pressure.
Strengthens Muscle: The antioxidants in spinach play an important role in strengthening muscles, including the heart muscles.
For more information on the nutritional benefits of spinach and squash visit https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-spinach.html
Spinach and Squash Fun Facts:
Did you know that spinach can survive through the winter and be just as healthy during the Spring?
Squash is one of the oldest cultivated crops on earth, archaeological data traces their origins back to 10,000 years ago in Mesoamerica.
Try Out Some Spinach and Squash recipes:
Spinach, Hummus, and Bell Pepper Wraps http://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/spinach-hummus-bell-pepper-wraps
Spaghetti Squash Tater Tots https://kirbiecravings.com/2016/10/spaghetti-squash-tater-tots.html