Top four benefits of consuming butternut

Butternut is a wholesome and delicious vegetable and its perfect for so many different dishes.

Eating butternut is so good for your health and it helps keep your body in tip top shape.

The benefits of this vegetable is unbelievable and countless. Here are a few of them according to organicauthority.com:

It prevents high blood pressure: One cup serving of butternut squash contains almost 500 mg of potassium, which can help decrease your blood pressure.

Promotes regularity: One cup of butternut squash contains almost 7 grams of fiber, which can help prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract by supporting healthy bacteria in the gut.

Improves eyesight: Butternut squash is literally loaded with vitamin A—  it’s a great source of zeaxanthin and lutein, two powerful antioxidants that can also protect your vision

Keeps bones strong:  Butternut squash can help your body maintain healthy bone structure, calcium absorption, and improve the mineral density of the spinal column.

Read more on organicauthority.com for more reasons why butternut should be a part of your diet

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Lauren Beukes
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