Pumpkin is available in stores all year round, but it is in the fall that really "her" time begins. The popularity of red-haired beauties at the end of October is quite obvious and is associated with the holiday of Halloween, of which the pumpkin is a symbol. And while you are getting ready to make a mystical pumpkin lantern for All Saints Day, we will tell you what valuable qualities it is worth giving a pumpkin a round-the-clock registration on your table. So, pumpkin is a pledge …
Pumpkin is a source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is converted in the body into vitamin A. It is this very valuable ingredient that is essential for skin health and radiance.
Pumpkin contains zeaxanthin, a pigment that gives the vegetable its characteristic orange color and is one of two carotenoids found in the retina. Zeaxanthin reduces the risk of certain types of cancer, stroke, and heart disease. Well, its main property is the protection of the organs of vision from cataracts.
If you are monitoring your weight, pumpkin should be one of your favorite foods. 100 grams of pumpkin contains ─ think about it! ─ only 22 calories. At the same time, of course, it contains a lot of fiber, which perfectly satisfies hunger and helps to maintain a feeling of fullness for a long time.
Pumpkin contains many vitamins and minerals (calcium, potassium, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc), a set of which is necessary to strengthen the immune system, which is especially vulnerable in the off-season and early winter.
Here it will not be superfluous to clarify that not so much the pulp of the pumpkin is responsible for the proper functioning of the heart, but rather its seeds. They are a rich source of fatty acids and fiber, which have a beneficial effect on the functionality of the cardiovascular system. Also, pumpkin seeds are high in protein, which provides a feeling of fullness, which means a handful of pumpkin seeds are the perfect healthy snack.
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