Pumpkins, like carrots and sweet potatoes, contain beta carotene. Because your body converts this anti-oxidant into vitamin A. Vitamin A aids vision, immunity, and reproduction. It benefits your heart, lungs, and kidneys.
One cup of pumpkin meets daily vitamin A needs. You'll help your vision. Vitamin A boosts vision and eye health. Especially in weak light.
Pumpkins' vitamin A may protect lung and prostate cancer, among others. Vitamin A pills alone don't provide enough protection.
Pumpkins are full of immune-boosting beta carotene, vitamins C and E, iron, and folate. Pumpkin can help your immune cells fight off infections and heal cuts and scrapes.
Pumpkins are potassium-rich. This reduces blood pressure. Unsalted pumpkin seeds improve HDL cholesterol and reduce blood pressure.
Low-calorie, high-fiber pumpkins. They're filling without adding calories. Pumpkin is a nutritious food. Fiber helps your digestive system by promoting regular evacuation.
Pumpkin's beta carotene slows skin ageing. It decreases inflammation for calmer skin and body.
Pumpkin is high in fibre, which reduces the risk of heart disease. Pumpkin's fibre, vitamin A, and potassium all help your heart.
Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD