Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday Everyone!
I just got back from visiting the grocery store and was excited to see all the beautiful pumpkins and gourds. It is ALL about Pumpkin right now- pumpkin bread, pumpkin beer, pumpkin ravioli! So it only seemed appropriate to share all the health benefits of pumpkin with you.
Health Benefits of PUMPKIN
- 1 cup of pure pumpkin puree has 200% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A, which is great for your eye-sight!
- Pumpkin is loaded with FIBER- 3 grams of fiber per cup. This will keep you feeling FULL and satisfied.
- Pumpkin is also loaded with POTASSIUM and is a great recovery food. 1 cup of pure pumpkin puree has 564 milligrams versus bananas 422.
- Pumpkin seeds are loaded with Magnesium, 1 ounce contain 150 mg, which contributes to proper bone formation, maintaining muscle function, and helps regulate bowels.
Try munching on 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds for a quick and easy snack. Add 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree to your oatmeal or yogurt bowls with a little cinnamon and raw honey for a festive Fall treat.
In Health and Happiness,