It’s pumpkin season! Everywhere pumpkin is popping up: bagels, breads, coffee, lattes, teas, spreads, cookies, beers, soups, donuts, and so much more! While all of these are a tasty way to enjoy pumpkin, it serves a bigger and better purpose. It is actually incredibly healthy! Below I’ve highlighted the top 8 ways pumpkin is great and why you should add a little more pumpkin to your diet this fall. 🙂
1. Vitamin E
This vitamin is great for helping the immune system and providing protection against certain cancers.
2. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is essential for proper eye -sight and immune functions.
This mineral helps the body absorbs other key nutrients, keeps bones strong, balance sugar and hormone levels, and maintains nerve function.
Beta-carotene is also an anti-oxidant that protects the body against free radicals and support brain functions.
Iron is essential in cell function and assists muscles in using oxygen throughout the body.
Zinc, which is often added to foods, is important for cell function and essential in the early stages of human growth and development.
7. Dietary Fiber
Regulates nutrients absorbed in the small intestine and promotes heart health by removing cholesterol from the body
Helps to regulate chemical balance in the body and other minerals. Potassium is responsible for muscle movements and impulses of nerves.
There are tons of ways to prepare and eat pumpkin so that you get all of its great benefits. Check out some websites below that can help!
Peace, Love, & Coconuts.