HEALTH BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN

Pumpkin has numerous benefits, including;

Improving immunity

Pumpkin is loaded with valuable nutrients, such as, beta carotene, vitamins C and E, folate, and iron, which are wonderful for added immunity. It suggests that frequent pumpkin consumption can promote cells function in eliminating germs, reducing inflammation, and accelerating healing.

Betters sleep

Did you know that we not only benefit from eating pumpkin itself but also the seeds? Yes, its seeds contain tryptophan compound, which produces serotonin- a chemical that improves mood, calms the body, and promotes sound sleep.

A plus to your eyesight

Pumpkin has a lot of vitamin A, which is good for sight. A cup of pumpkin supplies more than 100% of the required daily intake, thus helping see better, especially in low light areas.

Improves complexion

If you are looking to sharpen your skin tone, eat pumpkin. As mentioned earlier, it has beta carotene that promotes general health, including lessening aging signs and inflammation that possibly damage the skin. This leaves you with a beautiful and brighter complexion.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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