Weight Loss: Pumpkins are low in calories and high in fiber. They can be a great tool for weight loss. The 3 grams of fiber and only 49 calories per cup can make you feel fuller longer.
Vision Health: Vitamin A is critical for healthy eyes, especially in dim lighting. One cup of Pumpkin contains 200% of your daily requirement! And, it’s also rich in beta-carotene, which converts into more vitamin A.
Cancer Prevention: Beta-carotene, here again, may help prevent cancer and according to the National Institute of Health, food sources are much better than supplements.
Skin Health: Free radicals are the face’s worst enemy – think wrinkles. The carotenoids in Pumpkin neutralize them. Yeah!
Post Workout Buddy: If you are eating bananas for the potassium to ease the pain of cramps, try pumpkin. One cup has more potassium than a banana. (564mg vs. 422mg)
For more information on the health benefits of Pumpkin Seeds click HERE
So now that you know how healthy Pumpkins are, don’t think that pumpkin cupcakes, pie, lattes or ice cream are going to do the trick. The sugar in most of these treats will out weigh the health benefits. Instead, try this tasty Roasted Pumpkin Apple Soup Recipe, just click HERE