Spaghetti squash gets its name from the fact that when it is cooked, the inside flesh pulls out of the shell in long strands, resembling spaghetti pasta. Oval shaped and yellow, spaghetti squash can be considered a summer or winter squash. Adding it to your menu will bring several health benefits.
How to Prepare
- To cook spaghetti squash, wash it off and then pierce the outer flesh several times with a fork.
- Place the entire squash in baking pan in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour.
- When it’s done, cut the squash in half lengthwise, discard the seeds and pull out the stringy flesh with a fork.
- Cooking this squash is very easy, as you can boil it, bake it or roast it.
- Whatever may be the recipe, this squash can be very tasty and at the same time provide you with nutrients and health benefits.
How to bake/roast a spaghetti squash:
Studies have shown these possible health benefits.
- prevent heart disease
- prevent cancer
- help with inflammation caused by arthritis
- promotes brain function
- proper functioning of the body
- prostate health
- treating benign prostate enlargement
- prevent atherosclerosis
- beneficial for people with insulin resistance
- helps to lower blood pressure
- good for preventing damage to blood vessel walls
- promote proper cellular function
- vitamin C
- vitamin A
- vitamin B-6
- pantothenic acid
- vitamin K