Squash – good for mind
حضرت محمد(ص) : عَلَيْكُمْ بِالدُّبّاءِ فَاِنَّهُ يُذَكِّى الْعَقْلَ وَ يَزيدُ فِى الدِّماغِ؛
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):
“Eat squash because it makes the brain sharp and increases its efficiency.”
Bihar Al-Anwar, vol. 64, p.229.
Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN NOV 20, 2014
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Any food that is orange is good for both heart and brain health, mostly due to the antioxidants found in carotenoids (the orange pigment). Since butternut squash is low-calorie but high in fiber, it’s also a weight-loss ally. This is especially important since being overweight and obese is considered a risk factor for Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline.