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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Benefits of pumpkin

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Pumpkin will be the belle of the Halloween party. For pies, puddings, bread, chips or cake still taste good. Besides the beautiful pumpkin as multifarious decoration is also rich in nutrient. Pumpkin or winter squash turned out to have more benefits than just for Halloween decoration. Starting from the anti-aging to preventing cancer.

Judging from its color, was to be expected that these fruits contain beta-carotene. And many people know that beta-carotene is a source of antioxidants, which can prevent premature aging and cancer. The more bright color means more content of its beta-carotene. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamins A, C, E, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium, fiber, protein, niacin and selenium as well as carbohydrates.



pumpkin benefits
Pumpkins that can reach a large size has plenty of great benefit for preventing various diseases.

Stroke
Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene as antioxidants which could serve as an anti-inflammatory. Eat pumpkin on a regular basis can prevent the deposition of cholesterol on artery walls, so it could reduce the risk of stroke.

Anti aging
Alpha-carotene compounds, vitamins A, C, Alpha -hydrox-acid and zinc in pumpkin act as a natural remedy for slowing the aging process, prevent wrinkles and soften skin.

Cataract
Pumpkin compounds containing alpha-carotene, antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients can prevent premature aging, maintain eye health, and prevent cataracts, and macular degeneration which can lead to blindness.

Constipation
Pumpkin has a high fiber content is very good for keeping the system the digestive tract and prevent constipation.

Hypertension
Potassium content in the pumpkin, can help reduce the risk of high blood levels.

Strengthen Bones
Pumpkin containing zinc is good for strengthening the bones and prevent the body's cells are damaged by free radicals. Eating enough pumpkin can prevent osteoporosis.



Because it has many benefits, it is not surprising when Cinderella choose the carriage from this fruit. Besides its flesh, pumpkin seeds also has benefits, which relieve symptoms of arthritis, because it contains anti-inflammatory substances

Pumpkin can be cooked into a pie, can also be processed into bread. Pumpkin seeds can be roasted, and eaten or can be mixed with cereal or oatmeal for breakfast blend.

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