The “creepy season” is coming very soon and I’ve looked for some many ways to adapt a clean healthy diet to a sugary season such as Halloween. I finally got with this interesting food and I wanted to share why is it so beneficial and how can you use it to improve your health (or your costume).
For those who might be wondering about the benefits of this great food, I’ll put together 5 top reasons why you should consume pumpkin and how can you make it.
Improve your vision!
Are you feeling blind lately? Pumpkin is your answer. According to The National Institutes of Health, pumpkins are high in vitamin A, which helps to clear our vision among other benefits like improve our skin health.
Pumpkins promote weight loss
It is a great source of fiber, which helps you to feel satisfied and less hungry. So if you were looking to follow a weight loss diet, you might take this into account!
Pumpkins may reduce cancer risk!
That’s right. This great benefit completes a large list of points in favor. It has been demonstrated that pumpkins boast the antioxidant carotene, which may help prevent cancer. Interesting fact.
Keeps your immune system strong!
Pumpkins are commonly known to be a rich source of vitamins and nutrients. Her high levels of essential nutrients boost our immune system and keeps it healthy. Did you know about this?
Feel happy, eat pumpkin!
Well yes, our serotonin levels get benefits from this incredible food. Happens to be that pumpkin seeds are rich in the amino acid tryptophan, which helps to increase our serotonin levels and boost our mood. Serotonin is commonly known to play a fundamental role in our mood.
If you have no idea how to start consuming this incredibly healthy food, here’s an easy and tasty recipe for beginners.
My favorite oven veggie dish
4 sweet potatoes
1 small pumpkin without skin
1 garlic clove, salt and pepper to taste
4 tbs of olive oil
2 tbs of balsamic vinegar
2 tbs herbs de Provence
Wash and cut all vegetables in dices. Pour olive oil into a flat cavendish, add all ingredients and mix. Bake in a heated oven at 275 degrees F for 20 minutes, mix, bake for another 20-30 minutes until caramelised.
Good for immune system and inflammation. I suggest to eat together with a healthy protein such as chicken breast to keep blood sugar stable, great source of fiber and good for gut health.
How about another tasty recipe to boost your health this season? Check out my Chia seed pudding and get all its benefits to look good and fresh. /