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Monday, October 28, 2013

Trivia Time : Goodness of Pumpkins

Pumpkin in considered a super food. Only 30 calories per cup and 7 grams of fiber. Loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids alpha and beta, Great source of vitamin C, K and E and lots of minerals including magnesium, potassium, and iron. Pumpkin is low carb and great for you and is found in lots of fall recipes.

2. Pumpkins possess anti inflammatory properties Pumpkin is great for people suffering from arthritis, muscle sprains, painful periods, and other problems that painkillers may be taken for.

3. Did you know that there is more fiber, magnesium and potassium, zinc, iron and lutein in pumpkins than in most other natural foods. Pumpkins can help improve individuals eyesight. Move over bananas and carrots.

 4. The carotenoids make is a great cancer deterrent!

5. The vitamins listed also are great at keeping wrinkles at bay!

When you are looking for a pumpkin for eating, use one that is heavier. The lighter ones tend to be drier. So smaller is better.

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