|Pumpkin in lasagna! yummmm|
|Yeah .. We all heart pumpkin pie.|
Many people don't know that pumpkins are part of the squash family. They're an amazing vegetable (fruit! They have seeds!) that are loaded with many healthy properties, such as ...
Beta Carotene: studies have shown that people who eat foods rich in beta carotene are less likely to develop certain cancers.
Potassium: this amazing property has the ability to help those suffering with hypertension.
Zinc: zinc is a major boost for your immune system, and it also helps your bone density to help those with osteoporosis.
Fiber: pumpkins are loaded with fiber, and we all understand the benefits of fiber! Happy digestive tracts!
Pumpkin has also been known to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, has anti-inflammatory properties (goodbye, arthritis pain!), has alpha-hydroxy acids that help reduce the signs of aging in the skin, and is full of vitamins A and C.
So next time you carve your pumpkin for Halloween, don't just eat the seeds - the rest of it (not the skin!) is just as amazing too.