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Pumpkin (Cucurbitaceae)

HEALTH BENEFITS

 

ANTI-CANCER

As with much fiber rich foods, pumpkin promote good bowel movement and will eradicate free radicals from the colon causing cancer. It is known to also fight prostate cancer.

 

BONE & JOINTS HEALTH

Rich in vitamin C antioxidant, beta-carotene and copper in pumpkin seeds act as an anti-inflammatory curing autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis but also asthma.

 

FIGHT DIABETES

Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pulp highly help in the absorption of glucose in the digestive tract, also balancing glucose levels in the liver.

 

HEART HEALTH

Nutrient rich, pumpkins keep the heart healthy, reducing risks of strokes and heart attacks, and regulating blood pressure.

The fibre content also lowers cholesterol and reduces risks of atherosclerosis.

 

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Pumpkins will boost your immune system. Beta-carotene usually converted in to vitamin A promotes the creation of white blood cells, which fight infections. Yay.

 

PROTECT YOUR BABY

The good amount of folate in the fruit will protect your baby and prevent neural tube defects from developing.

 

 

 

 

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