Creamy Keto Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
This keto spaghetti squash carbonara recipe hits the spot when you’re craving some creamy Italian goodness. Pasta dishes take the cake when it comes to comfort food. But high-carb meals don’t make the cut on a keto diet.
3 Health Benefits of This Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
1: Antioxidant Rich
Spaghetti squash is not only a low-carb, low-calorie alternative to pasta, but it also comes packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
Beta-carotene is one phytonutrient, in particular, that you can find in abundance in spaghetti squash
As an antioxidant, beta carotene has been studied for its anti-cancer activity, blood sugar regulating potential, and ability to protect against lead poisoning.
In addition, it may help improve cognitive function in the elderly by protecting brain cells from oxidative damage
2: Supports Eye Health
Eye health is one of those things that you don’t really think about until you start losing it. You hear about the importance of heart health all the time, but what about your eyes?
As is true for most systems in your body, nutrition plays a crucial role in the health of your eyes. And eggs happen to be rich in two antioxidants that have an affinity for your precious eyes.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are protective phytochemicals that accumulate in the retina of your eye. They act as antioxidants and protect against age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration. They also protect your eyes from harmful blue light, which can lead to oxidative damage[*][*].
3: Enhances Immunity
Garlic has been used for thousands of years as a healing plant. Its compounds have been studied for a wide range of health benefits including lowering cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, and most notably — enhancing immunity
In one study, researchers gave 146 volunteers either a garlic supplement or a placebo over a 12-week period between November and February. This a prime time of year for colds and infections and the researchers wanted to see if the garlic supplements would make a difference.
At the end of the 12-weeks the volunteers taking the garlic supplements not only reported fewer colds than the placebo group. What’s more, the garlic supplement volunteers that did get sick reported a short time to recover then the placebo group
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Spaghetti squash recipes are a life-saver on the keto diet.
Whether you’re making a delicious creamy sauce like this pasta carbonara, or you’re going the traditional tomato sauce route — spaghetti squash makes the perfect base.
So sit down with a glass of low-carb white wine, and enjoy this traditional Italian meal.