October 2016 Issue

Falling for Winter Squash

Make winter squash a sweet addition to your daily diet.

Many winter squashes, particularly orange-hued butternut and pumpkin, are a leading source of beta-carotene. Once consumed, beta-carotene is converted in the body into vitamin A to help bolster immune and eye health. What’s more, a 2014 study found that higher intakes of beta-carotene might benefit your heart health by helping lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and C-reactive protein, a sign of unhealthy inflammation.

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