Pumpkin carving on its own is so old school. The new school is all about extending the fun. After getting your best Jack O’Lantern yet, save the inside and the seeds for lots of delicious meals that your body will thank you for.
You’re thinking right on point. Halloween isn’t just about stuffing up on candy and sweet treats. Squash is in season and pumpkin is the absolute highlight at this time of year.
Check out 9 facts about pumpkins that will have you eating more and more of it every year:
1. Pumpkins are antioxidant and anti inflammatory! It helps tons with joint health, organ health, stress relief and soft tissue injuries!
2. Pumpkins can help protect the eyes from cataracts and degeneration because of its Vitamin A levels.
3. The high levels of Vitamin C help the immune system and encourages collagen production for the skin, maintaining its shine and elasticity.
4. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber to help wash out any toxins and keep your body running smoothly.
5. Pumpkins hold enough carotids to give them their lovely orange color and help prevent premature aging and cardiovascular disease.
6. Pumpkin seeds are high in protein and plant based fatty acids, which help regulate cholesterol levels, protect against arthritis, promote healthy skin, and improve brain function.
7. The pulp and the seeds are rich in magnesium required for bone and tooth health.
8. Pumpkin contains lots of potassium and zinc to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease and hypertension (high blood pressure). Zinc is also great for the immune system, skin and fertility.
9. The fruit contains L tryptophan, a chemical compound that triggers feelings of well being that aid depression in a smooth and natural way.
Share with us one of your favorite pumpkin recipes AND share these facts with your friends looking to one-up their diet ;)
Quote of the Day: “Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin”. – Simone Schwarz-Bart
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