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Pumpkin: Get Healthy by Eating Pumpkins with Your Meal

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

People always like to bring out some varieties in their meal or eating habits. Adding different colored vegetables or fruits affects the way we make a choice to eat particular food. When it comes to pumpkin, it has a very beautiful orange or golden yellow color. The color itself brings attraction to our human eyes to get at least one piece of it. This fruit is not only big in size, but also big in the nutritional values and benefits that it has to provide. Before we get to know the benefits of pumpkins, let's see some of the information about pumpkins.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

When it comes to get access to pumpkins, you can either buy or grow pumpkins at home. What you need is just pumpkin seeds to plant them in your back yard or in your garden. There are varieties of pumpkin types available in the market. It is generally based on their shape, size, and color. These are some of the examples of pumpkins, such as Howden pumpkins, Connecticut Field Pumpkins, Atlantic Giant Pumpkins, or Big Max Pumpkins etc. Their size can varies depending on the kinds of seeds that you have bought and used it to plant your pumpkins. Some pumpkin seeds would produce pumpkins which are very little or small in a size and weight, while some pumpkin seeds would produce pumpkins which are very massive and huge in size and weight.

Pumpkins are one of those fruits that can provide you with so many nutrition, vitamins, and minerals. It is filled with many health benefits that you can take advantage.

These are some of the Nutrition filled Health Benefits that pumpkins have to offer:

  • Pumpkins have very good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C would help people in increasing their ability to resist any kind of viral infection as well as promoting good immune system.
  • Pumpkins have good quantity of calcium and magnesium in it, which would play good role when it comes to bones and teeth.
  • Potassium in pumpkins also helps in promoting good healthy heart as well as it helps in controlling the blood pressure at its right level.
  • Pumpkin has antioxidants like Vitamin E and Beta –Carotene in it. Vitamin E helps with all the kinds of skin problems, such as reducing the fine lines of wrinkles from the face and any kinds of wounds or sunburns that one might suffer from.
  • Zink is also one of the factors that make the pumpkin a good source of nutrition. It helps to improve and grow your overall health as well as helps with the problems of prostate.
  • Pumpkins are filled with fiber too, which would be very helpful to the people who have constipation or irregular bowl problems. Fiber helps in the digestive system and thus helps in managing your weight and be in a good shape.
  • Good source of fiber in pumpkins also said to be helping with lessening the risk of bad cholesterol and thus keeping your heart away from any kinds of trouble.

Pumpkins not only have to offer these many benefits, but there are more benefits which people discover or discovering every day. So, adding pumpkins to your meal wouldn't be a bad idea at all. This is the perfect season to get and buy more pumpkins for the betterment of your health. Even, it is Halloween time so you can also join the spirit of Halloween by using pumpkins and give it a try.

If you like to know various healthy pumpkin recipes, you can check out this article:

Pumpkins Recipes for Low Fat Healthy Diet

If you would like to know more vegetarian Indian recipes or side dishes, you can check out these articles:

How to Make Quick and Easy Indian Vegetarian Side dishes?

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People like to taste and try different types of food. Pumpkins can be one of those foods which one would like to try because of its color and taste. If you would like to know the reason behind how people make food choices, you can check out this article:

6 'C' Reasons Behind How People Make Food Choices

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Comments

Nov 5, 2010 8:57am
southerngirl09
Good informative article. I have pumpkins on my front steps for decorations; I think I'll bring one in and cook it.
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