Here are some reasons I chose this recipe. Acorn squash is a highly nutritious carb choice. The bright orange flesh of acorn squash is packed with vitamin C, provitamin A, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, all of which are critical for health.Unlike refined carb sources like white rice and white pasta, acorn squash is an excellent source of fiber, which slows digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and promotes feelings of fullness. But, I really wanted to highlight Ceylon cinnamon. Besides tasting wonderful it provides many health benefits. Cinnamon, due to its exotic flavor and aroma, is a key ingredient in the kitchen. From the beginning of its use in 2800 BC by our ancestors for various purposes such as anointment, embalming and various ailments, it has encouraged the interest of many researchers. Recently many trials have explored the beneficial effects of cinnamon in Parkinsons, diabetes, blood, and brain. 1/2 tsp of Ceylon cinnamon per day is recommended for reducing insulin resistance in the body. This helps glucose metabolize in the liver.