The Health and Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin


Usually it's once fall hits and pumpkins becoming fully in season every store and restaurant (chain or otherwise) is selling you some sort of pumpkin flavored vest or pumpkin flavored that. While those pumpkin flavored treats should be limited in, if not completely exiled from your diet, pumpkins should absolutely be added to your diet as they pack quite the nutritional benefit to your body, and just like those treats they have an exceptional taste.

For one thing. Pumpkins can help you feel fuller while eating less. Pumpkin seeds have about 1.7 grams of dietary fiber per ounce, while mashed pumpkin has 50 calories per cup with three grams of fiber. And all that fiber means eating pumpkin will help you feel more full while consuming less calories. If mashed is not your thing, do not worry. A couple of cubed pumpkin is loaded with more than twice the recommended daily dose of vitamin A, which can help improve your vision especially in dim light according to the National Institute of Health. If you suffer from a degenerative eye disease, pumpkin can also help slow the decline in retinal function a study developed by Harvard found.

Much like turkey or chicken, pumpkin seeds are also rich in tryptophan, which helps your body produce serotonin helping you relax and get a better sleep.

Speaking of sleeping better at night, pumpkins, especially their seeds, are rich in beta-carotene as well as other antioxidants associated with protecting your body against cancer. Pumpkin seeds could be especially useful for men, as researchers found that the oil in the seed helped reduce unhealthy prostate growth. A quarter cup of pumpkin seeds also contains a healthy dose of the recommended daily intake of zinc, which has contribute to male sexual health.

A variant of Pumpkin soup that has recently found popularity amongst health enthusiasts, our Pumpkin Cheese soup adds a twist in the form of our incredible infused cheese sauce. The result is a super-silky day-soup or slimming-soup recipe that brings you the ultimate bursting and dynamic flavours. If you are looking for soups that are rich in nutritions with amazing taste, look no further than our Pumpkin Cheese soup. Give it a try!