Did you know pumpkins have all these good qualities?

Pumpkin is very rich in carotenoids, which is known for keeping the immune system of an individual
strong and healthy.

- Beta-carotene, found in pumpkin, is a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps prevent build up of cholesterol on the arterial walls, thus reducing chances of strokes.

- Being rich in alpha-carotene, pumpkin is believed to slow the process of aging and also prevent cataract formation.

- Pumpkins have been known to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious eye problem than usually results in blindness.

- The high amount of fiber, present in a pumpkin, is good for the bowel health of an individual.

- Being loaded with potassium, pumpkin is associated with lowering the risk of hypertension.

- The presence of zinc in pumpkins boosts the immune system and also improves the bone density.

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

- They promote overall prostate health, apart from alleviating the problem of difficult urination that is associated with an enlarged prostate.

- They comprise of L-tryptophan, a compound that has been found to be effective against depression.

- They are believed to serve as a natural protector against osteoporosis.

- They have been known
to reduce inflammation, without causing the side effects of anti-inflammatory
drugs.

- Studies have revealed that they help prevent calcium oxalate
kidney stone formation.

- Being rich in phytosterols, they have been associated
with reducing the levels of LDL cholesterol.


Peace, Love & Happiness,

Sandy

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