Eat Your Pumpkin! It's Good For You!
Pumpkin is one of the very low calorie vegetables. 1 cup of pumpkin is only 26 calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. It is rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins.
A pumpkin is a storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A ( Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucus membranes. It is also an essential vitamin for good visual sight. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A help a body protects against lung and oral cavity cancers.).
Pumpkin is a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid.
Pumpkins are also excellent sources of Vitamin-C and Vitamin-E. It is also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds such as ¥á, ©¬ carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin. Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body.
Zea-xanthin is a natural anti-oxidant which has UV (ultra-violet) rays filtering actions in the macula lutea in retina of the eyes. Thus, it helps protect from "age-related macular disease" (ARMD) in the elderly.
Pumpkin is also a rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
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