Acorn squash is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods and anti-aging fruits.
It is nutrient dense, inexpensive and easy to prepare. It is also an important source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and one of the best carbs you can put in your body. It helps your immune system, guards against certain types of cancer, supports eye health, protects the skin to keep it youthful and wrinkle-free, and strengthens your bones and teeth. The abundance of potassium in this little guy helps to keep your blood pressure on track, since potassium acts as a vasodilator and calms your vessels. Bake it and keep some on hand for a post workout snack with a little protein.
One thing you should know, acorn squash is particularly good at pulling impurities out of the soil and is sometimes used to do just that and remediate contaminated soil. (When used in that way, it is not sold as a food crop). Go organic to avoid any unwanted impurities.
- 1 Acorn Squash
- Ghee & olive oil
Preheat oven to 475. Cut squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds (you can wash and roast the seeds to eat). Brush the inside of the squash with ghee and olive oil. Place in a roasting pan and bake until soft – approx. 30 minutes. Cut and serve with a dollop or ghee, salt and pepper .