It’s Autumn and everywhere I look I see pumpkins, glorious pumpkins!
At our local farmer’s market pumpkins in all colors, textures, shapes and sizes are take
center stage and capture my attention–how can I resist bringing some home.
It doesn’t take too much convincing for me to buy pumpkins.
They taste good and are so good for us–providing enormous amounts of vitamins, minerals
Health Benefits of Pumpkins include:
*Rich source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins.
*A powerful source of anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E.
*One of the highest levels of vitamin-A–a powerful anti-oxidant that protects against lung
and oral cavity cancers, helps maintain the integrity of skin and mucus membranes plus vision.
*Rich source of natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds such as α, ß carotenes,
cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin.
*Good source of B-complex group of vitamins including folates, niacin, vitamin B-6
thiamin and pantothenic acid.
*Rich source of minerals including copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
*A low calorie vegetable–100 g fruit provides about 26 calories.
*Contains no saturated fats or cholesterol.
*In addition, pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated
fatty acids as well as protein, minerals and health-benefiting vitamins.
There are many healthy and delicious ways pumpkins can be included in our daily diet.
Of course, we can make pumpkin pies, pumpkin puree, pumpkin soups, smoothies and other
delectable pumpkin dishes.
However, making pumpkin juices is another great way of bringing the great health benefits of
pumpkins into our lives.
The infographic below includes three delicious recipes to make fresh pumpkin juices.
Each recipe uses raw organic pumpkins and therefore provides a greater nutritional punch
than any other pumpkin dish.
These pumpkin juices are tasty nutritious drinks for any day of the year, but they’re especially
perfect for healthy yet festive seasonal drinks to enjoy around Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Drink to your health!