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Pumpkin Health Benefits

Pumpkin fruit is one of the widely grown vegetables that is incredibly rich in vital antioxidants, and vitamins. The plant is a fast-growing vine that creeps on the surface in a similar fashion like that of other Cucurbitaceae family vegetables and fruits such as cucumber, squash, cantaloupes and many more.

 

It is also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds such as Beta-carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin.

 

Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body. Potassium is an essential mineral we need to keep our hearts and muscles working at their optimal levels.

 

One cup of pumpkin delivers around 550 mg of potassium, making it one of the highest sources amongst fruits and vegetables.

 

Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of protein with nearly 12 grams per cup, along with other vitamins and minerals, especially zinc. They deliver almost half of the daily recommended intake of zinc.

 

They’re high levels of easily-digestible protein helps stabilize blood sugar when eaten as a snack throughout the day.  Stable blood sugar means weight loss if you’re trying to lose.

 

Magnesium has been shown to benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke, yet an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important mineral.

 

Pumpkins are an antioxidant and an anti inflammatory food! This means it helps with joint health, organ health, stress relief and soft tissue injuries.

 

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.

 

The high levels of Vitamin C help the immune system and encourage collagen production for the skin to maintain its beautiful glow and elasticity.

 

Foods rich in carotenoids have been linked to a host of health- promoting and disease-fighting activities.

 

They have been shown to decrease the risk of various cancers, including those of the lung, colon, bladder, cervical, breast, and skin.

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