I recently read that Squash can help fight lung cancer

I found butternut squash at Boston Market for years and was not very fond of the taste, but now that I like it, Boston Market does not seem to sell it anymore.

Stupid Murphy’s Law.

I love it now and make it at home. I chop it up in my food processor and then sautee it in a little olive oil (just a little).

The substance know as “beta-cryptoxanthin” may significantly lower one’s risk of developing lung cancer.

I read that a carcinogen in cigarette smoke, called benzoapyrene, increases vitamin A deficiency, which is a good deterent of cancers of all kind. For smokers, it also decreases your chance of developing emphysema. Not bad.I read this on the web “…vitamin A’s protective effects may help explain why some smokers do not develop emphysema. “There are a lot of people who live to be 90 years old and are smokers,” he said. “Why? Probably because of their diet…The implications are that those who start smoking at an early age are more likely to become vitamin A deficient and develop complications associated with cancer and emphysema. And if they have a poor diet, forget it.” If you or someone you love smokes, or if your work necessitates exposure to second hand smoke, protect yourself by making sure that at least one of the World’s Healthiest Foods that are rich in vitamin A, such as winter squash, is a daily part of your healthy way of eating.”That makes butternut squash alone, ok, in my book.