Power House Humpkin – For Weight Loss

Power House Humpkin – For Weight Loss
Pumpkin is actually one of nature’s nutritional powerhouses -- it’s packed with more than 100 therapeutic nutrients, including skin-protecting beta-carotenes and disease-fighting antioxidants that can boost your beauty routine and enhance your health. In fact, whether you want to lose weight or just want to be healthy, pumpkins are your go-to food for fall.
 
1.One of the great attributes of pumpkin is that even though it is super low in calories (only 49 calories per cup), it boasts incredibly high levels vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, pantothenic acid and magnesium, as well as vitamin C and 
vitamin E. 
2.But what makes pumpkins extra special is the high concentration and synergistic combination of carotenoids.
3.In terms of weight loss, pumpkin really is a treat. Pumpkin being rich in nutrients and high in fiber, but low in calories, means it’s nutritious, while being calorie-poor, but leaves you feeling full.
4.Pumpkin is packed with fiber. Fiber helps to decrease the levels of total and “bad” cholesterol in the blood, helps regulate blood sugar, makes you feel full, promotes healthy digestion, protects against heart disease, and plays a role in weight loss.
5.Pumpkin is a low GI (glycemic index) food, which helps to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and aid weight loss.
6.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.
7.Pumpkin seeds indeed are an excellent source of dietary and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are good for heart health. In addition, the seeds are concentrated source of protein, minerals and health- benefiting vitamins.
 
Did you know?
Although most people think pumpkins are vegetables, they are actually fruit!. There are more than 50 different kinds of pumpkins.
 
Nutritive value of pumpkin per 100g:
 
Energy – 26Kcal 
Carbs- 6g
Protein-1g
Fat- Trace

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