What to Do With Your Pumpkin

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But pumpkins aren’t just for scary faces.

This winter squash packs a powerhouse of nutritional goodness and healing properties in its flesh and seeds, and it tastes great!

Pumpkin is chock-full of carotenoids, such as beta carotene and alpha carotene. Loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, you’ll get a mouthful of potassium, magnesium, selenium, and lutein in every bite, plus a good dose of vitamins A, C, and E.

And let’s not forget about those seeds!

Eating pumpkin has been linked to a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, and the natural anti-inflammatory properties of this food aid in fighting asthma and arthritis. Pumpkin also helps maintain fluid balance, regulate blood pressure, modulate the immune system, and prevent cataracts and arteriosclerosis. A digestive aid, pumpkin soothes the stomach and decreases bloating and flatulence.  Continue reading “What to Do With Your Pumpkin”

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