"How many of you love pumpkins? I know I do. How about
squash? I love them too and this is why. They’re a fun looking organism with
super radiating health benefits. They're super dense with nutrients and
it’s evident by their physical attributes. This supports the theory of
integrity of nutrients by a food source’s genetic composition.
Did you know one-third of the daily value of Vitamin
C is found in just one cup of winter squash? Pretty cool. It’s extremely
important to get high amounts of vitamin C and phospholipids daily to build
strong cell walls and keep strength integrity within the cell membrane. You can
call it plasma, jelly, or whatever you want, but that's what it creates. This is
for you to learn, and in appreciation of your journey of growing and fueling
your body with the right nutrients, you can and will obtain optimum
I put up
some information on Celeriac and also celery itself on my web site. Together
squash and celery help the immune system to build absolute healthy cells. These
antioxidants and minerals, found within both, promote proper function and
communication within the cell and also allow for more efficient waste
Winter squash is the primary food source of
alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. There is Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and
Beta-Cryptoxanthin, Manganese, Phenolic Phytonutrients, Linoleic acid (the
polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid)and Oleic acid (the monounsaturated
omega-9 fatty acid), super high amounts of phospholipids. Did you know
Manganese is considered to be classified as an intelligent molecule?
Remember how I said there is a capability to communicate information within
the cell wall without any negative effects to the cell? I love telling it
how it is. This way food seems more fun. To tell you the truth,
you can't keep me out of the kitchen.
90% of calories in the winter squash come from carbohydrate, and about
half of its composition is starch. However, all starch is not the
same, as we've read in our glamour and diet magazines that glorify belly
burners and fad diets. Keep in mind, these starches as those contained in
winter squash, bring along some powerful health benefits. Many of the carbs
in winter squash come from polysaccharides found in the cell walls.
These polysaccharides include pectins. Pectins are unique structured
polysaccharides that in winter squash often include strong chains of
D-galacturonic acid called homogalacturonan. This is the same pectin found in
apples. These components in winter squash have antioxidant,
anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-diabetic and insulin-regulating
properties. So it is the perfect winter vegetable to
right spices and veggies you can create the ultimate warm raw dish. Im now thinking soup."
A few other important factors.
Oleic Acid is great for the lungs in repair of tissues. These fatty acids
is super brain food.
Prostate cancer is the cancer type that has been of
greatest research interest in the regard of using kabocha, winter squashes, and pumpkins, followed by colon cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer. Keep in mind though there hasn't been a case study where a particular individual used pumpkin everyday in their diet to defeat cancer. But scientific research have
involved extracts from foods in the Cucurbita genus (pumpkins), and isolated and purified these substances so that it could be obtained for cancer fighting pharmaceuticals and experimentation.
Another health benefit is blood sugar regulation and prevention of type 2
diabetes. It has five B-complex vitamins, B1, B3, B6, pantothenic acid, and folate.
Keep in mind super antioxidant rich food. The anti-inflammatory benefits of
nutrient support critically reduces risk of most cardiovascular disease. So an idea,
for the family gathering this winter you can bring a snack of pumpkin
seeds for the pre-dinner chatter or for dessert a pumpkin pie. Pop and Tutu('grandma" in hawaiian)
and Mom and Dad's bodies will appreciate and love you from their heart to their bottom's eliminating toxic factors and
promoting optimal functioning for a healthy lifestyle."
"Be conscious with your choices and save
a few dollars buying whats in season than the imported foods that are taxed
on out of season. Decide what's important, fueling your body with the right
nutrients to withstand the stressors of seasonal change and wonderful winter
wonderland. To great health and