What is on the menu today? Pumpkin!

Ewwww. Relatable. Right? The repetition of it in the cooking routine is so common in India because of its availability at an easy price range, so many of us prefer it a bit less.

But after knowing the pumpkin benefits, you will fall in love with this superfood.

Nutritional Value of Pumpkin 100g -

- Water-91.6g

- Energy-26kcal

- Protein-1g

- Fibre-o.5g

- Calcium-21g

- Vitamin C-9mg

- Magnesium-12mg

Pumpkin Benefits in Chronic Diseases -

Pumpkins contain antioxidants, such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. These neutralize free radicals, stopping them from damaging our cells. 

Pumpkin Benefits for Skin -

Pumpkins have carotenoids like beta-carotene that act as a natural sunblock and help protect skin cells against damage from harmful UV rays. Pumpkin is also high in vitamin C, which is essential for healthy skin. Moreover, pumpkins contain lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin E, and many more antioxidants that boost your skin’s defenses against UV rays and keep it healthy and glowing.

Pumpkin is Great For Eyesight - 

The beta-carotene content in pumpkin provides your body with vitamin A which is necessary for good eyesight. People with higher intakes of beta-carotene had a significantly lower risk of cataracts. Also, pumpkin is one of the best sources of compounds lutein and zeaxanthin that are linked to lower risks of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

Pumpkin is the Source of Magnesium -

Pumpkin seeds are one of the best natural sources of magnesium, which is helpful for:

- Controlling blood pressure 

- Reducing heart disease risk 

- Maintaining healthy bones 

- Regulating blood sugar levels

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