February 27, 2016

The Health Benefits Of Pumpkins

  1. Prevent heart disease
    Pumpkins contain carotids, which can improve the function of the carotid artery, which improve cardiovascular health. Pumpkin seeds also contain phytosterols, which are known to reduce bad cholesterol.
    Pumpkin Crockpot
    Image courtesy of The Happy Housewife.
  2. Improve eyesight
    Pumpkin is packed with Vitamin A. Even 1 cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than the daily recommended amount of Vitamin A, which can improve your eyesight, particularly in low light.
    Image courtesy of Elana’s Pantry.
  3. Healthier skin
    Carotenoids help you stave off wrinkles! Good news for everyone!
    Healthier Skin
    Image courtesy of Serendipity Catering.
  4. Anti-Inflammatory remedy
    Due to high levels of antioxidants in pumpkins, joints and soft tissues can experience inflammation relief.
    Image courtesy of Serious Eats.
  5. It’s not just the season that makes you happy; it’s the pumpkin
    L tryptophan stimulates your mood, uplifting your spirits and overall feeling of wellbeing. Chase that seasonal depression away with some yummy pumpkin recipes.
    Image courtesy of No Ordinary Homestead.

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Spiced Waffles
“To make the most out of your pumpkin, you really have to try these waffles. If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can use the mixture to make delicious low-carb pancakes! Adding pumpkin purée to baked goods makes them moist and soft, while keeping them low in carbs.”
Pumpkin Spiced Waffles
Recipe courtesy of KetoDiet.

The Best Low-Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins
“I wouldn’t wonder if these muffins are the best ever low-carb pumpkin spice muffins you’ve tasted. And definitely the simplest and easiest to make! They are soft, moist and incredibly yummy.”
Low-Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Recipe courtesy of Low-Carb, So Simple!.

Extra Creamy Cream of Pumpkin Soup
“Here is my 4-ingredient take on this old classic. This soup is also a great way to use roasted pumpkin, if you happen to have that at hand. I made it a notch more appealing — the soup has creamy and foamy texture, it’s like eating a dream! “
Cream of Pumpkin Soup
Recipe courtesy of Low-Carb, So Simple!

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