Because Halloween is approaching, today I’m discussing some of the benefits of pumpkin.
1. Rich in antioxidants
Pumpkins are packed with a number of immune-boosting antioxidants, including alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. These antioxidants play a number of key roles in keeping our bodies healthy. They protect our eyes, enhance our immune system and aid in cancer prevention.
2. Contains Magnesium
Both the pulp and seeds of pumpkin are rich in magnesium, which is an important mineral required for various biological functions. Magnesium is also required for the maintenance bones and teeth.
3. Anti-inflammatory Effect
The Beta carotene present in pumpkin seeds and flesh has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Regular consumption of pumpkin can protect against joint inflammation and arthritis.
4. Great for your skin
The high amount of Vitamin A, C and E as well as Zinc present in pumpkin, make it a great choice for those who want a healthy and glowing skin.
Face Mask: 2 teaspoons cooked pumpkin, one-half teaspoon honey, one-quarter teaspoon milk. Combine the ingredients. Mix gently and apply to your face avoiding the eye area. Rest and relax for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
5. Good Against Intestinal Parasites
In various cultures, especially China, pumpkins are used to treat infections caused by tapeworms and other parasites.