07 Apr 2014

WHY SHOULD YOU EAT PUMPKIN?

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  • Pumpkin is rich in dietary fibre.
  • Pumpkin is a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, pyridoxine, thiamine and pantothenic acid.
  • It is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.
  • Pumpkin contains L tryptophan, a chemical compound that triggers feelings of wellbeing that aid depression in a natural way.
  • Pumpkin’s orange color is a big hint that they’re loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A inside the body.
  • Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucus membranes and the immune system. Pumpkins can help protect the eyes from cataracts and age-related macular disease degeneration with their Vitamin A content.
  • Pumpkins are an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory food. This means it helps with joint health, organ health, and soft tissue injuries.
  • The high levels of Vitamin C help the immune system and encourages collagen production for the skin to maintain its beautiful glow and elasticity.
  • Pumpkin can help to prevent Prostate Cancer due to its high content of Carotenoids.

Bake it, steam it, puree it – however you serve Pumpkin- it tastes great and it is one of our favourite vegetables.

 

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