Seasonal super food!

Now that Halloween is officially here, here are six reasons it’s OK to be totally obsessed with this season’s super food – Pumpkin!

  • Feel Fuller. Pumpkin seeds pack about 1.7 grams of dietary fiber per ounce, while mashed pumpkin has only 50 calories per cup and 3 grams of fiber. …
  • Boost Vision. …
  • Lower Blood Pressure. …
  • Sleep Better. …
  • Protect Your Package. …
  • Have a Healthier Heart.

For women of child-bearing age, consuming more iron from plant sources such as spinach, beans, pumpkin, tomatoes, and beets appear to promote fertility, according to Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Publications.

The vitamin A in pumpkin (consumed as beta-carotene then converted to vitamin A in the body) is also essential during pregnancy and lactation for hormone synthesis.

Make a quick treat of pumpkin chocolate yogurt by combining Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin, honey, cinnamon and cocoa powder. – Although I cant say I have tried this myself yet! – Trick or Treat?!

 

 

 

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