Pumpkin season isn’t over, in fact, it’s far from over, folks. Thanksgiving coming up means that pumpkin season is still alive and well; and if you’re into your health you should be very happy that pumpkin crazed people are among us, especially during the Fall and Winter months.
As it would turn out, pumpkin is extremely healthy for you and I’m not talking about pumpkin pies. Obviously, sugar is the enemy of health, but if you have to have something sweet, it just might be that that pumpkin pie isn’t as bad for you as you once thought. Pumpkin is actually low in calories and rich with essential vitamins your body needs to function. It also has more nutrients than I bet you are aware of. While it’s popular for dessert it’s also great in soups and can even be a butter substitute! I bet you didn’t know that. I also bet you didn’t know these other healthy facts about pumpkins.
Pumpkin is good for regulating your blood pressure, because of the amount of potassium, fiber and vitamin C it has in it. So, if you have hypertension, or it runs in your family, you should start eating more pumpkin now.
This also means that pumpkin reduces your risk of strokes and heart attacks.