|Squash muffin of Bohol Bee Farm|
Squash or also known as "Kalabasa" ( in the Philippines) has a lot of health benefits. It is known food good for the eyes. As they said, eat squash so you will have a good eye sight.
Studies shows that the health benefits of squash are:
- It is good for the eyes. It is rich in lutiein that helps to prevent onset of cataracts and macular degeneration.
- It is good for the heart. It is low in calories and cholesterol-free.
- It is good for the bones and colon. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. Squash is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, riboflavin, magnesium, folate, copper, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, and fiber.
- It can prevent cancer. It is rich in antioxidants which means can help prevent cancer. It is rich in beta carotene which has proven to have benefits in preventing cancer, lung disease, hypertension, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes