5 REASONS TO eat butternut squash; DR MIRIAM STOPPARD; Helping to keep you fit and healthy.
Byline: DR MIRIAM STOPPARD
1 Butternut squash contains betacarotene, a precursor to vitamin A which is found in the orange coloured flesh.
2 It is a good source of complex carbohydrates which are digested slowly, keeping you full for longer.
3 Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamin C, an important element for the creation of collagen give that gives structure, strength and support to muscles, skin and bones in the body.
4 It's also a very good source of thiamine, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, manganese and iron.
5 The seeds, dried or roasted, contain protein and magnesium and can serve as a filling, nutrientdense snack.