The Power of Pumpkin
5 reasons to eat more of this fall favorite.
Add pumpkin to quick breads, muffins and cakes, and cut back on oil or butter to boost the fiber content and slash fat.
Pumpkin seeds contain L-tryptophan, a natural mood booster.
Pumpkin flesh is packed with vitamin C, and the seeds are rich in zinc, both of which boost your immune system.
Pumpkin owes its orange color to beta-carotene, which is converted to vision-protecting vitamin A.
The sterols in pumpkin seeds lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. Roasted in olive oil, they deliver even bigger heart health benefits.
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