Besides being a colorful side on your turkey plate, squash also comes loaded with good-for-you nutrients. Here are three good reasons to lap up that leftover squash:
1. Better blood pressure: Squash is rich in potassium, a mineral known for helping keep BP under control.
2. Healthier knees: Winter squash is high in beta cryptoxanthin and vitamin C, two nutrients credited with helping save joints. And here's one more thing about squash . .
3. Better appetite control: Squash is low in calories (as long as you don't douse it in butter and brown sugar) and high in fiber -- and together that can mean you eat fewer calories and feel fuller longer. The extra fiber can also be super helpful for sluggish bowels.