7 Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkins

by Divyata Raut
FOOD  |  October 02, 2017
  • Nutritious pumpkins
    1 / 8 Nutritious pumpkins

    This October, take joy in incorporating pumpkins into your diet amidst the cool and rainy weather. This yummy vegetable can be enjoyed either savoury or sweet, making it a very versatile ingredient. Click through to find out how pumpkins benefit our health in amazing ways! 

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  • Packed with fibre
    2 / 8 Packed with fibre

    Those pumpkin ‘hairs’ you see add up to all its amazing fibre content which keeps you fuller for much longer. Enjoy this delicious vegetable that fills you up quickly, hence slowing down digestion and keeping your hunger pangs at bay. 

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  • Great for eye health
    3 / 8 Great for eye health

    This orange vegetable is a fantastic source of Vitamin A that contributes to eye health by providing a healthy dose of nutrients to your precious eyes. Protect your vision with pumpkins!

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  • Pumpkin seeds
    4 / 8 Pumpkin seeds

    A potent source magnesium, munching regularly on pumpkin seeds helps to protect your heart and bone health. They also contain healthy fats that improve your heart and brain function. The zinc in pumpkin seeds helps fight acne as well!

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  • Low in Calories
    5 / 8 Low in Calories

    A cup of pumpkins contains only about 30 calories. With a high water and fibre content, pumpkins keep you fuller for a long time, at the expense of just a few calories. Amazing!

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  • Boosts Immunity
    6 / 8 Boosts Immunity

    Pumpkins contain Vitamin C, an important nutrient that boosts our immune health. It also contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant that transforms into Vitamin A. This vitamin promotes the production of white blood cells which fight against infections. 

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  • Gives you better skin
    7 / 8 Gives you better skin

    The fibrous texture and pulpy flesh of a pumpkin make it an excellent hydrating mask and exfoliator. Its high amount of Vitamin A and C also prevents ageing by boosting collagen production. 

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  • Scares diseases away
    8 / 8 Scares diseases away

    Pumpkins are an amazing source of a powerful antioxidant called beta-carotene. Transforming into Vitamin A, this amazing nutrient protects our bodies by helping to reduce the risk of diseases. It’s also high in potassium which keeps our hearts healthy and strong. 

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