Nearing the end of October, we all like to think about pumpkins. When you hear the word pumpkin, what is the first thing that you think about… carving pumpkins, jack-0-lantern, pumpkin pies, pumpkin seeds and/or Halloween decor. Not known to most that these little orange gourds have very high nutritional value and can be categorized as super fall foods!
Well now that is is pumpkin season, there are many recipes to brew that leave endless mouth watering and the reasons to celebrate are phenomenal!
Choosing from pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin beer, pumpkin waffles— there is no limit on what you can make with pumpkin, so lets celebrate this fall super food.
-Help keep eyesight
-Aid in weight loss
-Seeds reduce bad cholesterol
-Boast the antioxidant beta-carotene (reduce cancer)
-Seeds can boost your mood (rich in the Amino acids)
-Combats hair loss
-Tames your blood sugar
-Boost your immune system (Vitamin C)
Overall, pumpkins are very low in calories and packed with the all the right stuff, such as: fiber, vitamins (A, C, E), minerals (copper, calcium, potassium), and antioxidants (beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin). And think twice before tossing the seeds: Pumpkins are an excellent source of fiber, magnesium, protein and all good-for-you monounsaturated fats.