Hooray for Pumpkin!
Everywhere you look, it's pumpkin this and pumpkin that. It's fall's favorite gourd, and there are lots of reasons why you should love it too:
• It’s high in fiber (helping you to feel fuller longer)
• It promotes healthy digestion
• It is a good source of vitamin A, which supports healthy vision, bone growth and immune system health
• The vitamin A in pumpkin is a natural source of carotenoids, which help our skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively
• Its seeds contain the amino acid tryptophan, which helps the body produce serotonin, which boosts your mood and supports a good night’s sleep
• The seeds are also high in beta-carotene, which can reduce inflammation and protect against free radicals, lowering your risk of heart disease and cancer
How's that for a mighty gourd?
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