Squash is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you’re considering something that’s tasty and nutritious, but it does take a center role during holiday meals.
Not only is squash (which includes acorn squash, pumpkin, zucchini, butternut squash, and several others) packed with vitamins and other good stuff, it has many health benefits that might make you consider consuming it more often. Let’s take a look at 13 health benefits of eating gourds…
1. Squash Bad Digestion
StyleCraze.com explains that eating acorn squash in particular gives you a healthy dose of dietary fiber, which is important in the quest to stay “regular” – in other words, it promotes bowel movements.
This means that eating squash on the regular could “help relieve symptoms of digestion related problems,” and also help if you have ongoing digestive issues such as constipation or bloating, it adds.