5 Top Health Benefits of Eating Pumpkin

What are the benefits of eating pumpkins? This autumn season, our pumpkin obsession has surely re-emerged. The pumpkin-flavoured food, decorations, and even real pumpkins that most people like to decorate within their houses. Pumpkins are more versatile than you think.

Many local food restaurants, ice cream stores, and many other food establishments will start to sell pumpkin-flavoured food. So, this is the perfect time to talk about the benefits of eating pumpkins.

Benefits Of Eating Pumpkin

1. Good for the Eyes

Like carrots and sweet potatoes, pumpkins are rich in beta carotene. When consumed, your body transforms this antioxidant into vitamin A.

Vitamin A helps the eyes, heart, lungs and kidneys. This vitamin also helps your reproductive system work the way it should.

2. Good for the Skin

The antioxidants that can be found in pumpkins are good for the skin. These include vitamins C and E and beta carotene can protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays.

Since vitamins C and E are often used as an ingredient in skin-care products, they help boost skincare, even more, when eaten.

3. Good for the Heart

Pumpkins contain certain nutrients that are good for the heart. Particularly, potassium. This helps reduce high blood pressure levels.

In addition, the fibre that can be found in pumpkins may help lower blood cholesterol levels.

4. Improves Metabolism

Since pumpkins are rich in beta carotene and fibre, it helps in improving your metabolic health. It can help in balancing out blood sugar to regulate carb-containing foods.

5. May Lower Risk of Cancer

Pumpkins are high in carotenoids, a type of antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals. This antioxidant can help you lower your risk of getting certain types of cancer, particularly gastric cancers.

Also, don’t forget to check out Quick and Easy Vegan Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Conclusion

Firstly, pumpkins are incredibly healthy and rich in nutrients such as fibre, vitamins and minerals. Secondly, it’s an extremely versatile vegetable that can serve as the main ingredient for many desserts and other savoury dishes.

It has tons of health benefits that are essential for everybody. Therefore, I highly recommend everyone to eat as much pumpkin as they can this autumn season!

Source:

HealthLine

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18 Comments

  1. KEVIN FOODIE

    Thanks for sharing these great health benefits of pumpkin. There are sosny different species. Even the seeds are delicious and packed with good nutrition.

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  2. Laura

    And now I am going to have to cook some pumpkin! Thank you😊

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  3. Evie

    It’s so funny, I’d heard of all the great health benefits of carrots but never realized so many are true of other orange vegetables too. Thank you for opening my eyes to the amazing benefits of pumpkins, we will be looking for more pumpkin recipes this fall.

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  4. Kelly

    My boyfriend would love to know all the benefits he’s getting from eating pumpkins, although I highly doubt you meant pumpkin spice lattes, lol. I’m not a big pumpkin gal, but I wish I was!

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  5. Kaybee Lives

    I love pumpkin! It is one of my favorite to include in so many dishes this time of year, and even all year long. Thanks for sharing these great health benefits with us!

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  6. Areil

    Wow, I didn’t know pumpkin was good for your metabolism. Thanks for the info!

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  7. Krysten Quiles

    Interesting, I had no idea that pumpkin could be so useful!

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  8. Trace x

    I love pumpkin and I wish I could eat it year round instead of just the autumn/ winter! Such good nutritional facts I didn’t know, especially that they are good for the metabolism and skin! Thanks for posting!

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  9. ilse dumont

    Pumpkin it is on the menu!! thanks for sharing.

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  10. Grace This Place

    I love this! My family often uses plants and a holistic approach to life! We are firm believers that whatever you put in your body either nourishes and heals or is detrimental to health!

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  11. Lyssa

    Oh my goodness! I have always loved pumpkin but I had no idea there were so many benefits!

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  12. Maxwell

    Pumpkins really are the best. Who knew they were so good for your health.

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  13. Kelsey

    Wow I had no idea there were so many benefits to Pumpkin! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Caitlin Lagnese

    Loved this read! Pumpkins are far one of my favorite foods. Glad to know it’s good for my eyes and heart health! More reason to eat pumpkin pie!!

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  15. Marnie

    Great to know pumpkin has so many benefits. It’s so delicious and versatile! Marnie xx

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  16. Stephanie

    I never realized eating pumpkin had this many benefits!! The only time I eat it right now is during the fall, but now I may consider it more often. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  17. leena

    Had no idea there was so many benefits to pumpkins, wow! Will definitely be going out to buy some, really interested to see how it helps my skin, thanks for this!

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