There is something perfect about soup in the evening; it’s hearty, warming, and so calming.Eating squash is particularly satisfying, because the high fiber content fills you up, allowing you to forgo second helpings. This is beneficial in the evenings because eating small portions will ensure that you get a better night’s sleep.
The winter varieties of squash such as the acorn and butternut used in this recipe are particularly nutrient-dense. The distinctive orange-yellow color in acorn and butternut squashes come from the beta-carotene content. Beta carotene is a Vitamin A precursor and is thought to help fight cancer. Winter squashes also contain beneficial amounts of potassium. Low potassium levels can cause muscle tiredness, feelings of fatigue and make you irritable and anxious.Pumpkin is also rich in magnesium, which aids the body in hundreds of functions, including promoting a healthy immune system.The chili in this recipe also has a myriad of health benefits including headache and congestion relief. With this recipe, you’ll be feeling calm and grounded once again!
Posted as part of Saagara’s Spicy Muse Project.
Party Squash Soup from Jamie Oliver
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