Benefits of Pumpkin

The origin of the word pumpkin is from the Greek word; ‘pepon’ meaning ‘large melon’. Pumpkins are cultivated the world over except in Antarctica. It widely used in cuisines across the world. Here’s why you should include more pumpkin in your diet.
•    Fights Cancer: Pumpkin is high on the nutrient called Beta carotene, one of the main elements to fight certain cancers.
•    Hypertension: Since pumpkin is rich in Potassium it’s useful for people with hypertension.
•    Good for bones and teeth: The zinc contents in pumpkin are a major boost for your immune system and keep the bones and teeth healthy and strong. It also aids in bone density support for people at risk for osteoporosis.
•    Weight loss: Since its high in Fiber, regular intake helps in weight loss, relieving constipation and lowering cholesterol.
•    Arthritis: Its Anti-Inflammatory property controls the progression of arthritis.
•    Good skin: Pumpkins contain lots of anti-oxidant vitamins A and C, as well as zinc and alpha-hydroxy-acids which help to reduce the signs of aging.
•    Kidney stones: Studies have suggested that pumpkin seeds can help prevent the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stone.
•    Appetite: Pumpkin seeds are known to help stimulate the appetite of a person. They also prove to be beneficial for the teeth, gum, nerves, hair and nails.

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