Pumpkin flesh is crammed full of phenols — a type of health-promoting antioxidant. In cell studies, phenols from pumpkin flesh put a damper on the same enzyme that some blood pressure drugs target to reduce vascular tension. In other words, the phenols in pumpkin may help keep blood vessels relaxed, which means better blood pressure and better heart health.
Enjoy my puréed squash and vegetable soup to start you on your journey to a healthy heart!
Or as a side dish, baked kabocha or butternut squash!