Pumpkin: Fall's Nutritious Flavor
- 18 Nov 2016
We all know you can carve a pumpkin. But did you know that you can also carve yourself a new body by consuming pumpkin? A body that remains healthy and vibrant...thanks to pumpkin. One that you’ll be able to marvel at with improved vision because of, you guessed it, pumpkin. We’ll explain...
Pumpkin helps you lose weight.
Pumpkin is low in calories and high in fiber, which makes you feel full for a longer period of time. Get an early start on your beach bod with a fall favorite. Eat some pumpkin so you don’t start looking like one.
Orange you glad it helps your eyes?
Carrots get all the glory for being rich sources of Vitamin A. Pumpkin’s orange color derives from a plentiful supply of provitamin beta-carotene, the same cause for carrot’s orange color. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body, which helps sharpen vision, and helps you see the radiant orange even better! It’s the circle of life - in the form of a great pumpkin, Charlie Brown. So, take off those glasses and put them on your jack-o-lantern because you won’t need them anymore.*
*You may still need your glasses. We don’t know how poor your eyesight is.
Dietitian Tip: Did you know that INFINIT's seasonal Pumpkin Spice MUD is actually made with REAL pumpkin? Unlike so many artificially flavored and freaky orange-dyed foods and drinks you find this time of year, Pumpkin Spice MUD get’s it’s pumpkin flavor and orange color from... PUMPKIN! (Shocking, we know.)
Beta-carotene helps prevent wrinkles caused by sun’s UV rays. Take a detox from botox and have some friggin’ pumpkin. It will make you feel so young, you might start trick-or-treating again.
Vitamin A, along with the vitamin C (also found in pumpkin), strengthens your immune system. Don’t want to feel like sludge? Drink Pumpkin Spice MUD.
Pumpkin can combat serious conditions.
All of the nutrients - beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin C - may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Pumpkin also lowers glucose levels in the blood and increases the body’s insulin production, leading scientists to believe it can play a role in treating diabetes.
Now you hopefully know a little more about the benefits of our not-so-scary fruit friend, the pumpkin. Halloween may be over, but a healthy lifestyle and body is a year-round commitment.