There’s nothing better than coming home to a warm and nourishing meal after a cold winter day. A good bowl of soup can not only heat your belly but promote healthy vision as well, if it has all the right ingredients!
Pumped full of beta-carotene and other eye-friendly nutrients, this Butternut Squash Soup is bound to be your new go-to chilly day meal.
The star of this recipe is, of course, the butternut squash—an orange-coloured winter squash that happens to be one of the top vegetable sources for Vitamin A. As an essential nutrient for healthy vision, Vitamin A found in colourful fruits and vegetables is a powerful antioxidant that is converted from beta-carotene after food is ingested. This promotes healthier vision in low-light conditions, supports cornea function and cell growth, and even plays a critical role in the maintenance of other vital organs.
Butternut squash is also rich in phytonutrients like zeaxanthin and lutein, which are known to play an important part in ocular development throughout a person’s lifetime, and in lowering the risk of developing age-related eye diseases.
So, dig in! Your eyes (and your taste buds) will thank you.
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