Pumpkin season is upon us – and they aren’t just for carving! Get creative with your pumpkins this year and explore the benefits of both eating and drinking these autumnal treats.
From sweet dishes to savoury, from hot spiced latte’s to vitalising juice drinks, pumpkins are nutritious, low in calories, and perhaps more versatile than you may first think. Here are a few reasons why pumpkins could benefit your health this season!
-Pumpkins are an immunity booster! – They contain antioxidants that can strengthen the immune system, help with joint health, organ health and even stress relief!
-Pumpkins keep you fuller for longer – Pumpkins are a great source of fibre that can keep you fuller between meals, and keep food cravings at bay! Fibre also helps to wash away toxins and keeps your body running smoothly.
- Pumpkins can help eye health – Pumpkins are full of vitamin A that is essential to eye health, helping the retina absorb and process light.
-Pumpkins seeds are jam packed with nutrients and health benefits – Pumpkin seeds are high in protein and plant based fatty acids, which help regulate cholesterol levels, protect against arthritis, promote healthy skin, and improve brain function – try them as a healthy snack alternative!
Whether you’re planning to head out into the county’s bars and clubs this Halloween, or staying at home in the warm, getting creative with pumpkins this season may provide some distinct health benefits, and even help with those horrid hangovers!