Pumpkin: The perfect summer vegetable?

Pumpkin is full of vitamins and minerals and is low in calories. And it is easily available in summer. So let’s take a look at some of the health benefits associated with these festive veggie.

We all know that adding all kinds of fruits and vegetables to our diet can decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and  also gives you a healthy complexion and hair and increased energy. Pumpkins are an excellent source of beta-carotene,which may help prevent certain types of cancer, asthma, heart disease and even delay ageing.

Pumpkin is also high in fibre, potassium and vitamin C, which are important nutrients for a healthy heart. It is also rich in potassium, which is known to reduce one’s risk of getting a stroke and prevent loss of muscle mass and kidney stones.

Those who eat pumpkin on a regular basis will have healthy eye as pumpkin is rich in vitamin C and E, which may prevent age-related macular degeneration. And since pumpkins are rich in both  vitamin C and beta-carotene, they will boost the the immunity and prevent one from contracting diseases.

REVOFIT TAKE: Some studies show that regular consumption of pumpkin could reduce blood glucose levels and improve glucose tolerance, while increasing the amount of insulin the body produces. However, more research needs to be done, but if you suffer from diabetes, munching on pumpkin, could be beneficial. .

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