Are you aware of the benefits of pumpkin? They are healthy and rich in nutrients. Include it in your diet on a daily basis. You will surely benefit from it.
Halloween, Jack-o’-lanterns, Pumpkin spice lattes this is what strikes in our mind when we talk about pumpkin. Well there is more to this orange squash than we thought!
Benefits of pumpkin
This winter squash is native to North America. Pumpkin pulp contains vitamin T which speeds up the metabolism, helps burn fat and develop muscle mass. It is the best know source of Beta-carotene. Foods rich in beta-carotene can help to reduce the risk of development of certain types of cancer, it protects against asthma and heart disease and delay aging! Pumpkin seeds promote better sleep, and the serotonin improves mood. The antioxidants vitamins C, vitamin E and beta-carotene are also found in pumpkin. It is rich in minerals like calcium and potassium.
Pumpkin can help you lose weight as well! It is low in calories, high in dietary fibre. Dietary fibre slows the rate at which sugar or glucose is absorbed by your body, which keeps your blood sugar levels stable. When your blood sugar level remains stable. It means fewer unwanted cravings and more weight loss over time. Pumpkin seeds rich are in omega-3 fatty acids as well. Pumpkins make a great fat substitute in baking thus helping you to cut the fat to about 30 percent of calories in baked recipes.
Well go ahead and incorporate more pumpkin into your diet and see the magic!
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