BASIC KNOWS BEST: WHY PUMPKIN IS SO GOOD FOR US

BASIC KNOWS BEST: WHY PUMPKIN IS SO GOOD FOR US
31
Oct

Repost from Alt Daily:

Written by Jocelyn Sidwell on .

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The season for pumpkin in, well, everything, is in full swing. Hidden calories in those lattes, beers, breads and pies make pumpkin forgettable as a nutrient dense fruit. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and it is low in calories. Here are some reasons why you can be proud to eat this seasonal favorite.

1. Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that is essential for clear vision, strong lungs and cardiovascular health. Vitamin A is a key player in reducing joint pain and arthritis with its anti-inflammatory properties. The US Food and Drug Administration states that adults and children ages 4 and older should intake a daily value of 5,000 IU of Vitamin A; pumpkin puree has roughly 12,200 IU, so you’re set for the day. That is 245% of your daily allowance!

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