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POTASSIUM: One cup of butternut squash has more potassium than even a banana, which helps to reduce joint stiffness and blood pressure levels.
NUTRIENTS: Butternut squash is full of vitamins and minerals including zinc, selenium, fibre, vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese and magnesium.
HEALTHY HEART: The antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C play a role in protecting the heart and lowering the risk of heart disease, whilst fibre decreases blood pressure.
WEIGHT LOSS: Butternut squash’s two main components, water and fibre, aid weight loss as they help slow down digestion and make you feel fuller for longer.
OMEGA-3: Butternut squash is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which have a therapeutic effect on high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
NOW TRY THE RECIPE: Spicy butternut soup
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