Since it’s officially the start of spooky season, we thought it was only fitting to find out the health benefits of pumpkins. The orange vegetables aren’t only good for jack-o-lanterns or transforming into carriages, they are also incredibly nutritious. Pumpkins are rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants, which are important for sun and disease protection. Vitamin C and A, that are highly present in pumpkins, can also lead to healthier skin and eye sight. There are also nutrients, such as fiber and potassium, that can lead to better heart health and reduced risk of stroke. Finally, pumpkins are low in calories, meaning they could help with weight loss while still delivering many important nutrients. This also makes it easy to incorporate them into your diet in a healthy and delicious way. Now that you know why they are so good for, you can rethink using your pumpkins as a porch decoration and add them into your diet!
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