I make pumpkin soup AGAIN! I have seriously eaten about 3 batches this week already. I love it, just can’t get enough.
My attempt at carving a pumpkin face – failed! At least I still get yummy soup 🙂
Check out my recipe, it’s sooooo easy!
- Coconut oil
Pumpkin is low in fat and calories, but rich in these nutrients:
- Vitamins C and E
- Pantothenic acid
Alpha-carotene and beta-carotene both work as antioxidants in the body and are pro-vitamin A carotenoids, meaning they’re converted to vitamin A by the body. Carotenoids boost immunity and reduce heart disease risk. Beta-carotene may help reverse skin damage caused by the sun and act as an anti-flammatory. Alpha-carotene is also thought to slow the aging process, prevent tumor growth and is very good for your eyes, helping reduce the risk of developing cataracts.
Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, with one half cup containing 5 grams of fiber. We all know the benefits of fiber; it reduces bad cholesterol levels, protects the body against heart disease, helps control blood sugar levels, promotes healthy digestion and may also play a role in weight loss.
Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin C, which boosts immunity, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease and aids regulation of cholesterol levels. A good source of Vitamin E, pumpkin promotes healthy skin by protecting the body from sun damage and may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and certain cancers.
So yes A LOT of good reasons to eat pumpkin this Halloween.
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