Five Health Benefits of Pumpkin, Just in Time for Fall

Fall is upon us, and that means a few delicious things – Pumpkin Spice, jack-o-lanterns, and the sweet smell of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day.


But did you know that there are a plethora of pumpkin health benefits and uses? Here are five that blew us out of the water, and will surely get you psyched about getting your pumpkin on this Fall.

1. It Packs a Wallop of a Nutritional Punch in a Tiny Package

A cup of steamed pumpkin carries only 49 calories, 12g of carbohydrates, and 2g of sugar – but along with that is 245% of your daily recommended Vitamin A, 19% of your Vitamin C, and 16% of your  Potassium. Plus, it’s darned tasty (see point 4 for proof).

2. Pumpkin Seeds Are Awesome For Your Heart

Looking for a new snack food to keep in your purse or at the office? Move over almonds, hello pumpkin seeds! These babies are pumped with the amino acid tryptophan, important in production of serotonin and phytosterols which have been shown to reduce LDL (that’s your “bad” cholesterol, for those of you taking notes). 

3. It Helps Keep Your Skin Gorgeous

Along with the other nutrients that pumpkin is packed with come carotenoids, a class of free radical neutralizing pigments. Eating pumpkin will help your skin stay luscious and smooth, and not just through fall – we’re talking in the decades to come.

4. It Can Be Transformed Into Just About Any Food

With all those health benefits at hand, you’re going to be looking for dozens of new recipes. Pumpkin Biscuits,Pumpkin SalsaPumpkin Cannelloni, and even Pumpkin Vodka

5. You Can Whip All Those Health Benefits Into Beauty Products

Why stop with eating pumpkin when you can slather it on, too? Pumpkin can be used to make face masks, body scrubs, hair masks, and just about any other DIY beauty product you can imagine. We’re especially into this Pumpkin Body Butter – what better way to welcome fall than to slather on a creamy coating of the mascot of Autumn itself?

Have you stocked up on some fresh pumpkins yet? Be sure to contact us when you’ve loaded the pantry with pumpkins and started on your grand pumpkin journey – who knows! Maybe you’ll be the next to come up with some divine pumpkin wonder.

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