6 health benefits of summer squash

Summer squash, zucchini and eggplant pack vitamins and nutrients that can help you fight disease and stay healthy. If their great taste doesn't convince you to add them to your summer menu, these six health benefits will

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Be good to your peepers

Summer squash is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin—the main carotenoids in the lens and macular area of the eye. A study in Archives of Ophthalmology followed more than 35,000 women for an average of 10 years. Those with the highest amounts of these two pigments in their diet (6,716 mcg per day) had an 18 percent lower risk of cataracts than those with the lowest (1,177 mcg per day). A medium squash has 4,165 mcg.

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