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Fall in Love with Your Health: The Power of Winter Squash and Resistant Starch

By October 29, 2023November 9th, 2023Uncategorized, Recipes

Ladies, imagine a world where good health isn’t just a goal but a delightful journey, especially when faced with the challenges of hormonal imbalances and various health issues. As the vibrant hues of Fall surround us, there’s something truly magical about this season – a secret we’re about to unveil. Today, we’re setting off on a journey to uncover the amazing perks of winter squash and a fascinating nutrient called resistant starch. It’s not just about adding another veggie to your grocery list; it’s about embracing a natural remedy that could change the way you think about your health. So, grab a cup of tea, get comfy, and let’s dive into how these humble and earthy wonders can be your partners in the pursuit of overall well-being. Get ready to rekindle your love for your health!


Squash – A Nutrient-Rich Delight

Fall brings an array of delightful squashes like Butternut, Spaghetti, Acorn, and Delicata. These vibrant vegetables are more than just a feast for the eyes; they can work wonders for your health. Here’s why you should consider adding them to your grocery list:

Resistant Starch: A Digestive Superhero

Let’s start with the secret ingredient, resistant starch. Resistant starch is a unique nutrient that can aid in digestion, weight management, and disease prevention. It’s a blend of half carbohydrate and half fiber, and it resists digestion in the small intestine, unlike typical carbohydrates. Instead, it travels to the large intestine, where it gets broken down by beneficial gut bacteria.

This is where the magic happens:

  1. Digestive Support: Resistant starch improves nutrient absorption, colon health, and overall digestion. It promotes the growth of good gut bacteria, which leads to an increase in short-chain fatty acids that boost your digestive microbiome, enhance your immunity, and reduce inflammation. Plus, it can help prevent colorectal cancer.
  2. Blood Sugar Stability: Keeping your blood sugar levels stable is crucial for weight control and overall health. Resistant starch is a game-changer here as well. It improves pancreatic efficiency, reduces insulin demand, and supports blood sugar stability. If you’re concerned about Type 2 Diabetes, this nutrient can be a valuable ally.


Top Sources of Resistant Starch

You’ll find resistant starch in various foods, including:

  • All types of potatoes, especially when cooked and cooled.
  • Winter squash, especially when cooked and cooled.
  • Beans, lentils, and peas.
  • Plantains or green bananas.
  • Quinoa, cassava, rice, and oats.

Delicata Squash Recipe: A Flavorful Treat

To kickstart your love affair with winter squash, here’s a delightful recipe for Delicata Squash:


  • 1 delicata squash
  • Avocado oil spray
  • Garlic/Herb/Salt mixture



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the delicata squash lengthwise in half and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Place the squash face down on a cutting board and cut into ¼-inch half-moon rounds.
  4. Lay the rounds on a cookie sheet without overlapping, spritz with avocado oil, and sprinkle with the garlic herb seasoning blend.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the squash is tender throughout.


Why Squash is a Must-Have This Fall

Squash, whether zucchini or winter varieties, is a nutritional powerhouse. It supports liver health, aids digestion, promotes immune function, regulates blood sugar, and helps reduce inflammation. The rich pigments in these veggies offer protection against heart disease, breast cancer, and macular degeneration.

You can prepare squash in numerous ways – from sautéing zucchini to roasting delicata, making a creamy butternut squash soup, or indulging in spaghetti squash noodles. It’s versatile, nutritious, and delicious!


Let’s Connect

Fall in love with your health and your fall recipes by integrating winter squash and resistant starch into your diet. It’s a no-brainer – nutrient-rich, easy-to-find, delicious, and incredibly versatile. This Fall, embrace the goodness of squash in your kitchen and let it be your first step towards the healthy, vibrant life you deserve. 

Try out the delicious Delicata Squash Recipe to get started. With both winter squash and resistant starch in your life, you’ll feel the transformative effects almost immediately making you happier, healthier, more satisfied after meals, and more likely to shine through the fall season!  For a more personalized approach to incorporating delectable winter squash recipes into your life this autumn, book a complimentary discovery call today. Explore my website for valuable insights on natural medicine and women’s health. Get ready to experience all the wonderful benefits of something so simple – having love affairs with not just food but also with healthful living!

Experience a personalized touch in embracing delightful winter squash recipes this autumn. Schedule a complimentary discovery call today to embark on a journey tailored to your tastes. Uncover valuable insights on natural medicine and women’s health through my website. Get ready to indulge in the wonderful benefits of simplicity – fostering love affairs not only with food but also with a healthful lifestyle.

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DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional

Dr. Andrea Purcell

A trusted and well-respected Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Purcell has been in private practice for over twenty years. Dr. Purcell is a published author and has a women’s specialty practice for hormone balancing, weight loss, mystery illness, and gastro-intestinal concerns. Dr. Purcell assists her patients by identifying the underlying cause of disease and removing obstacles that impede the body's natural ability to heal. Drugs and surgery are used as a last resort. She believes that increasing health on the inside shines through to the outside.