The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

//The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

It’s pumpkin season and I love pumpkin recipes!

  • Pumpkins are naturally low in calories and high in fibre to help keep you feeling full and aid in the removal of toxins.
  • Pumpkins are loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids. Having only one cup of mashed pumpkin contains more than 200% of your daily vitamin A.
  • Eating pumpkin will help keep your immune system healthy and in turn ward off those nasty colds as it’s high in vitamin C.
  • Pumpkin is high in potassium so go ahead replenish those electrolytes and refuel your body after a hard workout with some pumpkin soup.
  • Sleep better.  Pumpkin seeds are high in tryptophan; an amino acid that is used to produce serotonin and melatonin in the body.
  • The seeds are high in phytosterols which are known to help reduce your bad cholesterol and help increase your healthy cholesterol levels.
  • Pumpkin seeds are also high in iron and fibre.
  • The easily digestible proteins in the seeds will also help you maintain your blood sugar levels and keep any unwanted cravings at bay!
  • Keep your skin looking healthy, vibrant and youthful naturally with pumpkin as it contains a significant source of vitamin K and E also known as anti aging vitamins.

I personally enjoy pumpkin pies, soups, muffins….litterally everything! Hmmm, maybe I should post the pumpkin cupcake recipe I got from a friend the other day. 🙂 What’s your favourite pumpkin recipe?

xo,

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2018-03-29T16:07:29+00:00 Your Health|