Put a Pumpkin in Your Hamper this Halloween!

Put a Pumpkin in Your Hamper this Halloween!

Is pumpkin good for you? Why should you put one in your hamper? Did you know, pumpkin is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family.

It is popular around Thanksgiving and Halloween.

While commonly viewed as a vegetable, pumpkin is scientifically a fruit, as it contains seeds. It is nutritionally more similar to vegetables than fruits.

Beyond its delicious taste, pumpkin is nutritious and linked to many health benefits.

Here are the top 9 impressive nutrition and health benefits of pumpkin.

  1. Highly nutritious and particularly rich in Vitamin A
  2. Highly antioxidant content my reduce your risk of chronic diseases
  3. Has vitamins that boost immunity
  4. Contains Vitamin ALutein and Zeaxanthin may protect your eyesight
  5. Nutrient density and low-calorie count may promote weight loss
  6. Lower your risk of cancer
  7. Potassium, Vitamin C and fibre benefit a healthy heart
  8. Contains compounds that promote healthy skin
  9. Easy to add to your diet and food.

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