Butternut Squash Soup
A delicious and nutritious (and warm and cozy!) fall recipe is Butternut Squash Soup. Just like other orange and yellow produce, butternut squash is full of beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. These phytochemicals are converted to the active form of Vitamin A, which aids in the normal function of our heart, lungs, eyes, and other organs. Foods high in fiber (like squash) can help with blood sugar control and lower your risk of developing GI related cancers. Research shows that butternut squash can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer in particular. Butternut squash is also a good source of potassium which counteracts dietary sodium to regulate blood pressure. Managing your blood pressure reduces your risk of stroke and heart attack.
Check out the recipe below for homemade Butternut Squash Soup!