Wednesday, October 12, 2011


benefits of pumpkin

Beta carotene---The rich orange color is a dead give away to the nutrients present in pumpkin. Research shows that people who eat a diet rich in beta-carotene are less likely to develop certain cancers than those who fail to include beta-carotene-rich foods in their diet.

Beta-carotene is a vitamin that can be converted by the body into vitamin A.

This helps the body in its process of regeneration, slowing down the aging process.


are loaded with Potassium---studies show people who have a potassium rich diet lower the risk for hypertension. Potassium rich foods include bananas, broccoli, avocados, pomegranate and many others.

contain zinc---not only is zinc a major boost for your immune system, it also aids in bone density support for people at risk for osteoporosis.

they are high in fiber---diets rich in fiber may prevent cancer, heart disease and other serious ailments.

Pumpkin seeds contain the strongest therapeutic effects.

These help in eliminating intestinal parasites,
cleaning blood vessels,
adjusting cholesterol level and stimulating kidney activity.

Pumpkin juice:
is indicated for ulcer and high acidity.
It has to be drunk three times a day, half an hour before meals.
It is also useful in cases of insomnia, having sedative properties.


Prostate Protection,
Improved Bladder Function,
Depression Treatment: contains tryptophan
Prevention of Osteoporosis: high in zinc
Natural Anti-Inflammatory: great for skin
Great Source of Magnesium: component of heart health
Cancer Prevention: contains phytosterol activity, which also contributes to the lowering of cholesterol we spoke of!

use it in pies,
use it is shakes,
in pancakes
in muffins,
in soups,
breads, cakes, scones
the possibilities

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