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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Boost red blood cells

A medium-sized summer squash contains 33 percent of your daily vitamin B6. It helps to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the red blood cells to your tissues. A deficiency in B6 can lead to anemia, and because it’s water-soluble (any extra leaves the body through urine), you need an ongoing supply.

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