Forget quinoa and avocado. Our latest super food obsession
is everything pumpkin. Sure, we knew it was good for you. But we had no idea
how great it was until we took a peek behind that festive orange rind. Why should
you start gobblin’ down pumpkin? Here are our five favorite reasons:
It keeps your eyes
The same thing that gives carrots there electric orange
color, carotenoids, also supply pumpkins with their distinctive hue.
Carotenoids maintain your ace vision and protect against damage from free
It pampers your skin
Wanna glowing complexion without the help of makeup? Eat a
cup of pumpkin seeds every day for huge, healthy dose of Vitamins A, C and E,
which keep your skin tight, hydrated and well-nourished.
It delivers tons of
One ounce (or about 90 seeds) gives ya 7 grams of
protein. That’s more protein than a
serving of almonds, and way less fat,
in addition to the other healthy stuff packed inside these babies.
It makes ya smart
Studies have shown that fatty acids are awesome for building
brainpower. While you can get ‘em from other lean sources, like fish, munching
on pumpkin seeds (or adding canned pumpkin to a dish) is an easy way to boost
your grades on the go.
It wards off winter
Pumpkins are one of the best sources for Vitamin A out
there, and with the addition of Vitamin C, it offers lots of get healthy, stay
healthy goodness that keeps the common cold at bay. Huzzah!
What’s your favorite
way to eat pumpkin?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, health, nutrition, halloween