Healthy Benefits of Pumpkin

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This fruit is round, smooth and has a ribbed skin and its inside has a yellowish orange color. It contains a lot of health benefits, some of it benefits are given below.

1. Helps with weight loss

Because of its fiber content, pumpkin helps you to eat less and makes you shed some pounds.

2. Healthy eyes

The beta carotene in pumpkin, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, which is essential for the eyes, the retina absorbs and process light by the help of this vitamin A. It also contains zeaxanthin and lutein which help to prevent cataract and macular degeneration.

3. Healthy heart

The seeds in pumpkin are naturally rich in a chemical called Phyto-sterols, which helps to reduce bad cholesterol in your body.

4. Helps to fight cancer

The beta carotene helps to reduce the risk of cancer.  The pumpkin seed has anti-carcinogen properties.

5. Boosts immunity

Pumpkins are high in vitamin C and beta carotene, which helps to boost immunity and it also helps to wear off common cold and flu.

6. Protects your skin

The carotenoids in the pumpkin seeds help to moisturizes your skin and protects it from wrinkle.

7. Helps to boost your mood

The pumpkin seeds are loaded with amino acid tryptophan, which helps you sleep and also helps in the production of serotonin, the substance that boosts your mood.

Eating a handful of pumpkin seeds can help you look bright and though most people think about just using pumpkin on Halloween decoration or use it as thanksgiving to fill up pies, but it is loaded with a host of  surprising benefits.

It will surprise you to know that pumpkin can help treat diabetes by regulating blood glucose levels. So, eat pumpkin to stay healthy.

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