Butternut Squash a highly nutritious and an extremely awesome alkalizing food. Steam it, roast it, bake it, mash it, blend it, grate it, eat raw. make chips. Butternut Squash is easy to digest so excellent for acidosis and issues with the spleen, stomach, liver and blood.
Various varieties of Squash!
The many varieties of Winter Squash include Acorn, Buttercup, Butternut Squash, Delicata, Golden Nugget, Hubbard, Kabocha, Kuri, Spaghetti and Sweet Dumpling. They are all unique in their own right. How many different varieties have you tried before?
Butternut Squash is high in many vitamins and minerals!
- A, B-complex, C, E
- beta carotene
All which are vital and necessary for a healthy, strong immune and nervous system.
Butternut Squash contains carotenoids which are known to be especially beneficial for protection against breast cancer, heart disease, macular degeneration and is awesome for conditions like asthma and other respiratory issues, fibromyalgia, arthritis and is known to act as an anti-inflammatory.
Squash is one of the best choices for weight loss. It’s virtually a fat free vegetable, very low in calories but high in various nutrients including phytonutrients and antioxidants. A must to include in your daily ‘diet’ plan.
Eat as a savory or sweet meal!
Squash is an amazing creamy and comforting food with qualities that satisfy a variety of cravings whilst nourishing your body and soul. Steam or bake it, roast or mash it. Blend or grate it. Eat it raw as a salad. Add spices and herbs! From black pepper to cayenne, curry powder to chili, or sweeten with a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of maple syrup. One thing I do quite often, I add some organic coconut cream to my Butternut Squash mash. Simply delicious!
Use the seeds!
DON’T throw away the seeds of your squash. They are also edible. You can dehydrate, dry or roast them as you would do with pumpkin seeds. They are a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and tryptophan which is an amino acids which is necessary for a healthy good night’s sleep.
What I do quite often, I melt raw organic coconut oil add fresh garlic, add my dehydrated squash seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, himalayan pink salt and a nice pinch of cayenne pepper. YUM!