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Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Happy Fall!!! 🍂 It a little cooler today and the leaves are starting to fall off the trees. Now that fall is here, I can’t help but think of all my favorite fall recipes that I like to make. Of course, I love cooking and baking with pumpkin and the good news is that pumpkin has several health benefits.  

1. Pumpkin is a nutrient dense food and it is full of vitamins and minerals but they are also low on calories.  

2. Pumpkin is rich in fiber, which slows digestion and gives you the feeling of being full.  In just one cup of pumpkin, there are seven grams of fiber.
3. Pumpkin is a good source of zinc.
4. Pumpkin flesh and the seeds are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, including beta-carotene and other carotenoids.
5. Pumpkin is great for your skin too!!

As the season progresses, I will post some of my favorite recipes such as my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and so on. Feel free to let me know your favorite pumpkin recipe!! 🍂

Posted in Crafting and Cooking, Health, My Recipes

Health Benefits of Pumpkins

imageOctober 3rd. and I have pumpkin on my mind.  I love to cook and bake and now that fall is here, it is exciting to think about my favorite fall recipes.  The great thing about pumpkin is all of the health benefits that using pumpkin provides.  Pumpkin is a nutrient dense food and it is full of vitamins and minerals but they are also low on calories.  They are also rich in fiber which slows digestion and gives you the feeling of being full.  In just one cup of pumpkin, there are seven grams of fiber.  So, dust off your recipe books and do a little cooking with pumpkin!!!

As the season progresses, I will post my favorite recipes such as my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Soup recipe and so on.  I hope that you have a wonderful day and enjoy this fall weather!!!! 🙂