Butternut Squash Promotes Healthy Skin!

At Natural Skin Revival we believe in healthy eats for healthy, glowing skin.

So what’s the best way to eat during these chilly seasons? Take advantage of the seasons goodies, like winter squash varieties. Did you know that the winter squash varieties outshine their summer relatives in nutrients? No offense to zucchini, we do love our summer squash, however, nutrient rich foods offer good health protection during the chilly season.

Butternut Squash

  • Contains B6 for immune and nervous systems, and folate for heart health.

  • Offers 354 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that promotes healthy skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.

  • Provides, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, and phosphorus.

  • It’s high in fiber.

  • There’s no cholesterol or saturated fats.

  • It helps boost the immune system, it contains half of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C.

An uncut butternut squash can last for months at room temperature. If the hard exterior is too intimidating for you, many grocery stores now offer pre-cut and packaged squash. He’s one of our favorite recipes. And for more cooking options, be sure to check out these recipes at delish:

http://www.delish.com/cooking/g3003/butternut-squash/

Recipe
Roasted Butternut Squash

 Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed into 1-inch squares
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon (to liking)
  • 1-2 teaspoons thyme (to liking)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cut walnuts chopped, (toasted - optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Toss together all ingredients accept the walnuts, making sure all the squash cubes are evenly coated with oil.

Spread squash on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 25 -30 minutes until tender.

Top with walnuts.

 Enjoy!