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15 Health Benefits of Squash

Fall harvest squash varieties are now available in stores and marketplaces. They are full with nutrients and health benefits that everyone should consider.

There are many varieties of winter squash (fall harvest squash) such as pumpkin, spaghetti squash, acorn squash and butternut squash and others less popular. Each type exhibits differences in color or shape, size and flavor, but all have hard shells that allows winter squash to have a longer storage life.

Squash provides numerous health benefits that may reduce the risk of many diseases, including respiratory diseases, asthma symptoms, breathing problems or shortness of breath, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and arthritis, due to the high levels of alpha-beta-carotene (Vitamin A), vitamin C, magnesium, polysaccharides, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds:Squash health benefits

Winter squash can be baked, boiled or steamed and can be used in many food recipes and delicious desserts. 

Do not forget to save the seeds that you scoop out of your winter squash! They are a good source of rich nutrients and a healthy and delicious snack. You can eat them plain or bake them with rock salt on a cookie sheet at 160 to 170 degrees, for about 15 – 20 minutes

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Black Seeds – Ancient Healing Food

The black seeds come from an annual flowering plant – Nigella Sativa – and is well-known for its healing properties since ancient times. It is frequently referred to as Roman coriander, black caraway, black sesame, black cumin and black onion seed. It is known today primarily as black seed.

The earliest record showing cultivation and use as food and in healing come from ancient Egypt. In Arabic culture it is known as "seed of blessing" and "a remedy for all diseases except death".

Black Seeds Healing Benefits

Many of black seeds traditionally known health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed by biomedical literature and clinical studies. In fact, PubMed – the public library of clinical studies – shows over 600 studies involving Nigella Sativa

Black seed is another natural remedy proving great natural healing properties on respiratory system and respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, tonsillitis. For a synergetic effect in respiratory diseases and shortness of breath, use home salt therapy together with food that is known for its respiratory benefits, such as black seeds.