December 13, 2019

Is Squash Good For Diabetes


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
squash good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) and other tips to better manage your blood sugar to avoid
complications by clicking the link below. There are hundreds of types of squash available
in the United States. These squash varieties may be divided into
two categories: summer squash and winter squash. Though considered a vegetable in cooking,
botanically speaking, squash is a fruit and not a vegetable. Summer squash is technically a “pepo,”
a type of hard-walled berry. (Cucumbers and watermelon are both more accurately
described as a pepo as well.) Types of summer squash include Cousa squash,
Pattypan squash (scallop squash), Tromboncino or zucchetta, Crookneck squash, straightneck
squash and Zucchini Varieties of winter squash include acorn,
butternut, amber cup, carnival, spaghetti squash and pumpkin. Yes, a pumpkin is a squash. This is not, by far, an exhaustive list. But a list of the more common types of squash. The main difference between summer and winter
squash is that summer squash is picked before it is actually ripe while the skin is still
soft and edible. Winter squash are allowed to mature which
makes their skin thicker and easier to store for winter. Summer squash are high in vitamin A, vitamin
C, and niacin and winter squash are a good source of iron, riboflavin, vitamin A, and
vitamin C. The most common ways to cook summer squash is steaming, baking, deep-frying, and
sautéing. Winter squash is usually prepared by removing
the seeds and baking, steaming, or simmering. With so many varieties of squash you are bound
to find one that you like, right? Each squash seems to have a very unique flavor. Many squash are used as an ingredient in breads
and cookies, while others can actually hold their own as part of a main course. Is squash good for diabetes? Yes they are. Most summer squash have a little lower GI
and GL because the skin is still used and contains dietary fiber. The skins of most winter squash is just too
thick to eat. But overall, squash have loads of nutrients
and have very little impact on blood sugar. I hope this answered your question is squash
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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