Spaghetti squash was featured on our menu recently and it’s a little different than other varieties of squash. It has a nutty flavor and an impressive nutrient profile but what makes it truly unique is that once it’s cooked, it shreds into pasta-like strands. Here’s why we love using it:
• Improves Gut Health
Spaghetti squash is rich in fiber, which helps digestion but also cholesterol and blood sugar.
• Vitamins and Minerals
It's a nutrient-dense food that includes vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and vitamin B6 but comes in at only 42 calories per cup.
• Lower in Carbs and Calories
Spaghetti squash has become an awesome low-carb alternative to traditional pasta. You can add the same sauce and veggies to it you would to your normal pasta dishes but cut way back on the usual carbs and calories.
• High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants have been shown to help fight off many chronic illnesses and spaghetti squash is a great source of beta-carotene in particular. Its vitamin C helps too.
• Omega 3’s
Yet another wonderful and surprising thing spaghetti squash provides - omega 3 fatty acids. Increasing your intake of omega 3’s help reduce inflammation in your body.