Summer Squash

Smoothie Recipes with Summer Squash

About Summer Squash

Summer Squash, or yellow squash, is native to Central America and Mexico, and dates back to 7000 BC.  It is in the same family as pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash.

Nutrition Benefits of Summer Squash

Summer squash is a good source of Carotenoid antioxidants, especially Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Beta-Cryptoxanthin.

Health benefits of summer squash have been linked to blood sugar regulation, anti-inflammatory benefits, antimicrobial, prostate health, eye health, and anti-cancer.

Nutrition Facts

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For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.



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