Don’t be fooled, aside from carving spooky faces, now halloween is over. There is never a better time to enjoy pumpkins so Pick up a pumpkin.
Don’t let this nutritious ‘superfood’ go to waste!
Pumpkin is packed with nutrition! with a lot of beneficial qualities.
So, take advantage of winter and enjoy these pumpkin health benefits through the end of the year!
Pumpkin seeds have long been used by nutritionists, naturopathic physicians Homeopathic practitioners.
Pumpkin is great for cats and dogs relieving constipation it helps enhance the shine of their coat, supports healthy kidneys and bladder.
Pumpkin contains a wide range of minerals, like Phosphorus, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, and Copper.
All of these minerals are very important for your body to function correctly. Pumpkins are one of the highest producers of Magnesium. One portion of pumpkin in a week can help to maintain your health.
Pumpkins are loaded with uncountable health benefits including :
Boosting vision and Improving eye sight
Due to its orange colour, it is the excellent source of Beta-carotene.
Beta-carotene can make vitamin A and vitamin A is essential for great vision
A cup of cubed pumpkin contains almost twice the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which promotes good vision, especially in especially in low dim light.
Helping Your Heart
They certain important minerals and proteins that strengthen heart muscles and makes our heart healthy to work efficiently.
Phytosterols, (plant based oestrogens) a plant based chemical scientifically proven to reduce your bad cholesterol (LDL), are abundant in pumpkin.
Rich Source of Fibre
Because Pumpkins are loaded with Magnesium, this relaxes the muscles in the bladder wall, thereby reducing the contractions causing the urinary urgency, incontinence and water retention.
Easing Muscle Pain
Pumpkin seed oil has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects and ease inflammation in arthritis and joints.
Pumpkins are effective in providing relief from morning sickness, especially in pregnant women.
Prevents various skin problems like acne, eczema and dry skin. As the oil is rich in fatty acids, it also helps to improve skin tones repair damaged and dry skin. Pumpkin is also an effective way to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
Pumpkin contain a vital substance, L-tryptophan that plays a significant role in reducing depression symptoms by creating serotonin and melatonin.
A good intake of tryptophan in our diets is believed to have a beneficial effect on our mood, reduce anxiety, stress and help improve sleeping patterns.
Promoting Weight Loss
It is very low in calories, contains no saturated fats and rich in dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins, so it is the best food for those who want to lose weight naturally.
There are 30 calories in one cup of Pumpkin or 26 calories per 100g serving.
You can pretty much eat pumpkin with anything. To get you started on incorporating pumpkin into your diet, try adding it to salads, soups, dips or eating pumpkin pie.
Feeling creative? Try pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin yoghurt or even make pumpkin pancakes!
Pumpkin seed butter can be spread on cream crackers or oat cakes for a quick and healthy snack.
Feeling even more creative?
Make a Pumpkin Smoothie
Simply blend one cup pumpkin (cooked, tinned, or raw) one peeled banana, two cups of water and a sprinkle of cinnamon in a blender for 40 seconds.
Pumpkin seeds can still be purchased out of season. If you prefer, instead just add pumpkin seed oil to your pasta, salad, smoothies and soups.
Pumpkin seed oil is an even more concentrated source.
Check for your allergic response to Pumpkin before trying any of the tips provided above.
Eating too many pumpkin seeds can cause diarrhea. So excess amount can make problems and should be consumed in moderation.
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