Butternut Squash Nutrition and Health Benefits

Butternut Squash Nutrition and Health Benefits

Pumpkin may be the star of the fall and winter seasons, but there’s another type of squash that deserves equal — if not more — attention: butternut squash. It might look a little intimidating, but adding butternut squash to a healthy meal plan is a delicious way to power up your nutrition with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this mighty squash. What Is Butternut Squash? Butternut squash is a winter squash that grows on a vine and is in season during the fall and winter. It grows with a tough, thick skin on the outside, but inside, the dense orange flesh has a potato-like texture and a nutty, sweet taste. Though it’s typically the star of hearty and savory dishes, butternut squash is “technically a fruit,” says Sandy Cortez, M.S., R.D.N., registered dietitian and owner of InVita Wellness. “All types of winter squash... Read More
Can a Zoom Workout Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals?

Can a Zoom Workout Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals?

Between business meetings, family dinners, happy hours, and online learning, we’ve all gotten a serious crash course in video conferencing technology this year. Virtual meeting apps have been invaluable for helping us stay connected. And if you’ve ever tried a Zoom workout, you know they can also help you keep your healthy goals on track. Zoom workouts are an easy way to connect with a virtual trainer or a community of online workout buddies. And if you’re struggling to stay motivated, these workouts can give you the extra push you need. The Benefits of a Zoom Workout There are so many reasons to love working out at home: It’s convenient. You’re not sharing equipment…or germs. And no one will judge you if you show up in pajama pants. Virtual workouts take all those benefits and add a few more: Accountability No matter how committed you are, there will be days when you’re... Read More