Pumpkins Are Actually Good for Your Health

Pumpkins Are Actually Good for Your Health

Guess what, folks? Pumpkins aren’t just for carving and pie! In fact, there are actually some very impressive health benefits when it comes to enjoying a daily dose of everyone’s favorite fall gourd. Beyond just the amazing tasty treats one can make (and let’s not forget the AMAZING pumpkin spice lattes) pumpkins can help with your vision, weight loss and many other awesome benefits. Here are the top three we discovered. What do you think? Will you be rushing out to by all the pumpkins in the patch?

Aids in Better Eyesight: If you were to eat a cup of mashed pumpkin per day, you would be getting over 200% of the daily intake of Vitamin A needed to keep your eyesight in top condition. The beta-carotene in pumpkin helps fight free radicals and keep your eyes protected 24/7.
Excellent Source of Fiber: Pumpkin contains over 3 grams of fiber per cup and is often overlooked as a fiber source. However, with it being low in fat and calories, it’s an excellent way to get some good nutrition, lose weight and keep your colon clean.

Pumpkin Seeds Are Heart Healthy: Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols that are known to lower the bad cholesterol levels in the body. Research has shown that by consuming pumpkin seeds you can actually lower your risk for heart disease and improve cardiac function in general.

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