Monday, September 26, 2011
Summer is now over, and this picture was from a couple of months ago (time goes by so quickly!). I didn't have such a love for yellow squash, until I started eating it organically grown. They are easy to grow, and tremendous when sauteed. I really like the picture I took (above) from our garden, the color of the plant is so crisp and green and complements nicely with the yellow vegetable. Yellow squash when fresh is sweet and filled with nutrients.
Summer squash is high in heart-healthy potassium. One cup of cooked squash gives you more than 3x the amount of potassium in a usual supplement. There is also Vitamin A, beta-carotene, lots of carotenoids that are good for the eyes (yea! I want to be rid of these glasses! haha).
Squash has a high water content and low calories, which is really good for weight loss. Hence, some people call it a "high volume" food.
Source: 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden