A must for winter months, winter squash is irreplaceable for the dining tables thanks to low calorie, iron and fiber it contains in high amounts... Here are the countless benefits of the winter squash, which is mainly consumed as a dessert in our country...
Support for losing weight
There is only 26 calorie in 100 gram of winter squash, which gives the consumers with feeling of fullness for a long time thanks to its rich fiber structure. Preventing unnecessary energy intake in those who are on diet and that try to lose weight, this miracle food is suggested by the specialists for those, who have digestive problems.
Protect your eyes
Thanks to the constituent it contains, which is called as ‘Xanthine’, winter squash, which helps infiltration of ultraviolet light by the eyes, also prevents cataract problem, likely to be encountered in advancing ages. Furthermore, it gives visibility by ensuring adaptation of the eye to the light at night and nightfall thanks to Vitamin A it contains. It was proved that winter squash consumption is good for eye health thanks to the Vitamins A, B and C, it contains in particular.
Boost your immune system
A must for winter season, winter squash protects the body from the microbes thanks to the rich vitamins and minerals, it contains and helps to strengthen the immune system. Supporting the healthy bone development at the same time, this miracle taste further helps to balance cholesterol thanks to hyperlipidemia while it protects the heart thanks to the beta carotene, it contains.
Would you like to refresh your skin?
Thanks to the antioxidant minerals and Vitamin A it holds, Winter squash is just a source of healing for the dry and cracked skins, which is one of the biggest problems in mid seasons and cold days.
Included in the content of several facemasks, winter squash supports the skin to gain moisture when it is especially used as a soup. Thanks to Vitamin C and collagen, it contains, winter squash gives your body a younger look.
Enemy of Prostate
Prostate is one of the main diseases, observed most frequently in males. And the extract of squash seed obtained from winter squash prevents prostate to get bigger. Furthermore, it plays a major role in removing the toxins from the body as it has a diuretic characteristic.
Thanks to the serotonin, it contains, winter squash relaxes, eases and ensures a comfortable sleep for those, who have a sleeping problem.
Other than the well-known tastes, it is possible to use winter squash easily in cakes, fruit coupes, pastries, soups, in any vegetable dishes, cooked in saucepans or ovens, meals, made of legume and meat/chicken/turkey. Apart from this, it can be added to vegetable and fruit puree in order to increase fiber content, add aroma and provide a rich vitamin-mineral content in nutrition of the babies.