Pumpkin: The health benefits

Pumpkin fights against cancer, diabetes and more

Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable that is cooked in many dishes and served as a side dish with curried favourites. It is not only tasty but is full of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene that are beneficial to one’s health.

Pumpkin the cancer fighter

Research suggests that these support eye health and has a positive relationship between a diet rich in beta-carotene and a reduced risk of prostate and colon cancers. Antioxidants prevent damage from free radicals and reduce the risk of cancer.

Pumpkin help fights against diabetes

Pumpkin has a positive impact on the fight against diabetes. Pumpkins have a powerful effect on glucose absorption. The plant compounds found in both pumpkin seeds and pulp are excellent for helping delay the absorption of glucose into the tissues and intestines as well as balancing levels of liver glucose.

Pumpkin helps prevent strokes

Reducing one’s sodium intake is a recommended treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure). Medical studies suggest that consuming potassium may be almost as important as decreasing sodium intake for the treatment of hypertension. Increased potassium intake is also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, and preservation of bone mineral density.

Pumpkin eliminates constipation

Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, the recommended daily intake of fiber is between 25-30 g. Fiber decreases the risk of colon cancer as well as delay the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.

The addition of pumpkin to the diet will make going to the bathroom less stressful and eliminate the need for the use of bathroom gadgets to help with elimination. Click this link to see more bathroom gadgets to help with elimination.

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Pumpkin helps improve immune health

Both pumpkin seeds and pulp can be eaten and both are rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. These help improve the body’s ability to fight off infection and stay healthy.

How to add pumpkin to your diet

Pumpkin can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will gain many health benefits and make almost any food tasty with pumpkin from flavored coffees for breakfast, pumpkin in pelau or pumpkin soup for lunch to pumpkin in pone for dessert.

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