This is my favorite time of year in the produce section. I love seeing all the winter squashes piled high in the produce bins just waiting to jump into my grocery cart. I especially love butternut squash.
Butternut squash is at its peak season now through the end of November. The cost is amazing and the availability is plentiful. Make sure you take advantage of this heart and lung healing vegetable.
YOUR HEART and LUNGS WILL BENEFIT: All winter squash has one of the most concentrated vegetable sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is an omega-3 essential fatty acid that is very good for your heart health. The deep orange and yellow color are the carotenoids that provide your body with an abundance of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These two vitamins help your circulatory and respiratory systems functioning at their top capacity. [Read more…]