ONE SUPERFOOD – SEVEN AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS !!
Yellow Pumpkin is one of the most widely grown vegetables and is incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. This low-calorie vegetable contains an abundant powerhouse of vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, antioxidants such as leutin, xanthin, and carotenes. vitamins B1, B2, B6, D, and beta carotene; minerals such as copper, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, sucrose. It also contains carbohydrates and certain vital salts and proteins.
- Remarkable fat cutter and reduceS weight
Yellow Pumpkin is extremely low in calories yet full of vitamins and minerals. Thus help in losing weight and inches. Consume 150 gm pumpkin salad twice daily. And one glass of pumpkin juice with half teaspoon honey in the morning on empty stomach.
How to make pumpkin salad? 100 -150 gm yellow pumpkin to be sliced in small sizes, sprinkle some pepper powder and salt, and garnish with coriander leaves.
- Pumpkin juice for liver cleansing and flush kidney stones
The biologically active substances in Pumpkin act as a natural liver cleanser! So Include it in your daily diet.
If you are suffering from kidney stones and gall bladder problems, drink ½ glass of pumpkin juice 3 times a day for 30 days.
- Immune booster
Vitamin C and other minerals present in the juice act as immunity boosters and thus protect the body from viral attacks. Drink one glass of pumpkin juice twice daily.
- Nervine tonic and relieves insomnia
Studies have proved the effectiveness of Pumpkin in relieving insomnia. One glass of pumpkin juice with honey is highly beneficial in calming down your nerves, cooling and promotes mental health. To enhance your memory, mix ½ glass of yellow pumpkin with ½ glass of white pumpkin juice and drink daily in the morning.
- Vision enhancer
One cup of sliced yellow pumpkin itself provide you with the recommended daily intake of Vitamin A which promotes good vision. Including yellow pumpkin in your daily diet after age 40 delays age-related vision problems and could prevent degenerative damages to the eyes too.
Vitamin A also helps form and maintain healthy skin and bones.
- Regulate Blood pressure and Cholesterol
Pectin, Phytosterols and Potassium present in Pumpkin, help to reduce the bad or LDL cholesterol and regulate heightened blood pressure levels. Take one glass of pumpkin juice with ½ teaspoon of honey twice daily. Or 100 gm Pumpkin salads twice daily.
- Healthy heart functions
The high anti-oxidant content in yellow pumpkin supports healthy heart functions thus reducing the risk of heart disease. Take 150 gm each of pumpkin twice daily in the form of salads or juice or pumpkin puree or curry etc.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Deepali Shastri
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd