One yellow squash has about 36 calories. If you are trying to lose weight, this fruit is a great substitute for potatoes and corn.  Yellow squash is chock full of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, providing nourishment to skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels.

You’ll also be choosing a healthy dose of Vitamin A when yellow squash is on the menu.  Vitamin A (another antioxidant) contributes to healthy eyes, bones and immune systems.  Yellow squash is abundant in potassium, an electrolyte that helps balance fluid and gives your muscles energy.

The antioxidants in Yellow squash protect you from pollutants and chemicals that lead to cancer and prevent premature aging.  And with low fat and no cholesterol, yellow squash contributes to heart health.  The rich fiber is good for purging toxins from your colon, and the fruit even gives a boost to men’s prostate health.  For women, the Iron, folate, zinc and phosphorous fortify the body against osteoporosis.