Why Pumpkins Are An Amazing Superfood You Should Eat Everyday

It’s fall, which means pumpkins are in season. These round, orange vegetables (they’re part of the squash family) are loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein; it’s truly amazing! Even the seeds are edible and nutritious! To experience the full benefits of pumpkins, its recommended to eat them raw, uncooked, unbaked. The benefits are truly amazing! I never realized how delicious and nutritious pumpkins were.

As a meat-eater, I never liked pumpkin, because I thought it tasted weird and gross. I think it was because the the pumpkin pie was filled with processed, artificial ingredients like milk, sugar, flour, eggs, and artificial colorings and flavors. Pumpkins are so optimum for you – there’s no reason why you shouldn’t eat them (I’m talking about raw, unprocessed, no chemicals, no preservatives, nothing artificial pumpkins) everyday! I love pumpkins now, and think they’re so delicious; I don’t know what I was thinking before! They are a wonderful food staple to have during the fall and winter.

 

Discover the Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkins and Their Seeds and Why They’re a Superfood!

Pumpkins are an amazing superfood veggie, providing essential nutrients to keep you happy, healthy, strong, and vibrant! If you love pumpkins, you’re gonna love reading about their awesome benefits below! Next time you carve pumpkins, be sure to SAVE THE SEEDS, because they pack a lot of nutritional value your body needs! Plus, the seeds are delicious! Don’t roast or bake them – eat them raw!

Anti-Cancer

In the early 20th century, men who developed prostate cancer were treated with pumpkin seeds. The phytosterols found in pumpkin seeds can help decrease prostate cancer.

Anti-Parasitic

Parasites, which are intestinal worms living inside us!, are a problem for many people. They use us, the human body, to live off as their host. Being used as a host for these pesky pests can cause illnesses, constipation, depression, and other health problems inside us. Luckily, there’s a remedy to get rid of them! Pumpkin seeds have anti-parasitic properties, which will repel tapeworms. Native Americans used pumpkin seeds extensively to cure intestinal worms, and is used in the modern world as a parasite relief.

Eye Health

Pumpkins are great for improving eyesight, due to its rich source of vitamin A (beta-carotenes), lutein and zeaxanthin. The orange color of pumpkins identifies the high levels of caroteinoids pumpkins contain. These nutrients also protect your eyes from free radicals.

Heart Healthy

Pumpkins are good for cardiovascular health, promoting a strong and healthy heart, and lowers high blood pressure. Eating pumpkins will prevent you from getting heart disease, stroke and even a heart attack.

Fights Depression and Keeps You Happy 🙂

Pumpkins are high in L-tryptophan, an amino acid essential in the diet that helps fight against depression, triggering feelings of bliss. Studies show that eating pumpkins on daily can reduce depression.

Rich in Essential Vitamins, Minerals and Protein For Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Pumpkins are an excellent source of protein, vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K, potassium, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and magnesium! Zinc, as well as, vitamins A, C, and E, promotes healthy skin. These vitamins hydrate the skin, keeps you looking young, clears up acne, and prevents wrinkles and aging.

Alkalizing Seeds & Essential Fatty Acids

Pumpkin seeds are the only alkalizing seeds that balance your pH levels. The seeds from pumpkins are super nutritious, providing numerous health benefits and packed with vitamins, minerals and protein! Pumpkin seeds are high in phytosterols, which are plant-based fatty acids. These essential fatty acids (phytosterols) help keep your hair, nails, skin, heart, and kidney healthy and strong. Phytosterols helps lower blood cholesterol and promotes brain power.

Aids in Digestion & Weight Loss

Because pumpkins are so high in fiber (which is key to boosting digestion and losing weight), they help with constipation and aids in better digestion. One cup of pumpkin contains 3 grams of fiber, 0% fat and only 50 calories. Due to its high amount of fiber, you’ll stay fuller longer.

Natural Diuretic

Since pumpkins are a natural diuretic, it helps flush out toxins and waste from the body, which is important since we’re bombarded with toxins everyday.

Extra Benefits of Pumpkins You Should Know About:

  • diabetes
  • anti-inflammatory
  • good source of antioxidants
  • improves bladder function
  • protects your bones from osteoporosis
  • lowers bad cholesterol
  • packed with protein
  • promotes better sleep due to its high levels of magnesium, a mineral that calms the nerves and muscles.
  • prevents the formation of kidney stones

Do you need any more reasons to eat pumpkins?! Eat them daily and watch your health and mood improve!

Check out my raw vegan pumpkin pie recipe here!

 raw vegan pumpkin pie recipe

Have you ever heard of a peanut pumpkin? I bought it at my local, organic farm. The more peanuts the skin has, the sweeter the pumpkin. This pumpkin was awesome!

Have you ever heard of a peanut pumpkin? Do you like pumpkin?  

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