Recipe: Curried Pear and Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is high in caratenoids, which is a plant form of vitamin A. Vitamin A is critical for proper cell division, eye health and acts as an antioxidant.

Pears are a rich source of phytochemicals and antioxidants including vitamin C. Vitamin C may help prevent oxidative damage, improve immune function and needed for tissue repair.

Onions have many potential health benefits including being anti-carcinogenic and antibiotic according to a 2002 article in Phytotherapy Research.

Pumpkin seeds add a rich source of zinc, and zinc is important for immune health and can help in wound healing.

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