The 4 Health Benefits Of Pumpkins

Pumpkins are very popular in North America around Halloween and Thanksgiving time.

 

It’s a part of the Cucurbitaceae family.. think Cucumbers, Watermelon & Butternut squash.

 

Whilst mostly thought of as a Vegetable, it’s actually a fruit!

 

It does after all, contain seeds.. that being said, the Nutritional value is more alike to a Vegetable than a fruit.

 

Other than it being really tasty to eat, Pumpkins are very nutritious and have many health benefits of course.

 

Today I will share with you, 4 great Di Nutrition and health benefits of pumpkins.

 

High In Antioxidants & Lowers Your Chances Of Getting Chronic Diseases

Pumpkins contain antioxidants such as Beta-carotene and Alpha-Carotene. These help stop free radicals from damaging our cells.

 

What are free radicals? They are molecules that are produced by our body’s metabolic process.

 

They do play a role in destroying harmful bacteria, although excessive free radicals in your body leads to chronic illnesses such as Cancer and Heart disease.

 

 

Lots Of Vitamins That Strengthen Your Immunity

Pumpkins are loaded with lots of nutrients that can help boost our immune system.

 

Like I said before it’s high in Beta-Carotene, which is good because our body’s turn that into Vitamin A.

 

Vitamin A strengthens our immune systems and helps fight infections. This is why people that have got Vitamin A deficiency get weaker immune systems.

 

Vitamin C is also high in pumpkins, which has been shown time and time again to boost white blood cell production, help immune cells to work properly and help our wounds to heal.

 

A Healthy Carb You Can Eat Lots Of

Pumpkins are very low in calories despite being packed with tons of nutrients.

 

You’ll find that Pumpkins are less than 50 calories per cup which is (245 grams) and is 94% Water.

 

So what I’m getting at is Pumpkins are weight loss friendly and can be consumed often!

 

Lastly, they are a great source of fibre which can help you feel fuller for longer.

 

Lowers The Chance Of Getting Many Cancers

Cancer is a terrible illness that takes many lives.

 

Cancer cells produce free radicals to help them multiply quite rapidly.

 

Now Pumpkins as I said before, are high in Antioxidants, which stops the free radicals from spreading.. so this will help protect against certain types of Cancer.

 

The types of Cancers include Pancreas, Breast and Throat cancer.

 

I’ve read studies that suggest that it’s down to a specific Antioxidant called Carotenoids, but they are not sure.

 

I believe it’s more to do with your lifestyle and habits when consuming actual real food.. which includes Carotenoids rich foods, and less trash from your local fast food shop.

THAT’S IT!

 

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

 

Will You Be Eating More Pumpkins From Now On?

 

Were You Shocked That Pumpkins Are Actually Fruit?

 

What Did You Make Of All Of This?

 

Β Of course, any other questions are always welcome, just leave a comment below.

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up 倧 

Karim David

The Healthy One

 

 

63 Comments

  1. Tim Parks October 24, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I love Pumpkins I do.

    Reply
  2. Pascual Martin October 24, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Wow a fruit.

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  3. Lee Shepherd October 24, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Pumpkins are so underrated I should eat more of them but I just don’t.

    Reply
  4. Juan Gomez October 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Being from Mexico I love that you done this, my whole family love Pumpkins
    and have loads of them in our homes. Thanks for sharing this content.

    Reply
  5. Bart Katosson October 24, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I always thought Pumpkins were vegetables my bad lmfao.

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Aha it’s all good Bart πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  6. Silvia Funar October 24, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks for making me aware of all the goodness pumpkins have
    other than scaring us.

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      Glad I could help Silvia πŸ˜…

      Reply
    2. Anna Kamran October 27, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      LOOOL that’s actually the truth.

      Reply
  7. Kissy Chan October 24, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Very good site you got very good help

    Reply
    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      I’m glad you think so Kissy.. cool name by the way πŸ™‚

      Reply
  8. Marvin Green October 25, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Pumpkins are on my to eat list now baby!

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Loool Pumpkin gangggg πŸŽƒ

      Reply
  9. Nathalie Wentz October 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I actually roast the seeds as well I really like them.

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    1. Bert Krog October 27, 2018 at 12:44 am

      Ditto πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. Sally Grande October 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Pumpkins are such a beau when decorated and even better when you use it’s flesh to eat at Halloween.
    Thank you for rundown, you just saved me hours looking else.

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      Very true Sally.. it was no problem at all πŸ™‚

      Reply
  11. Russell Zunda October 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    When I want soup I’ll go for Pumpkins, I got to cut out pumpkin cake that’s like my all time fav.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      Soups over cakes.. FOR SURE

      Reply
  12. Milda TΔ«rele October 25, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    I love Pumpkins any time of year πŸ™‚

    Reply
    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      True it’s so good Milda πŸ™‚

      Reply
  13. Jonathan Haas October 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I thought you were telling me porkies but it really is a fruit!

    Reply
    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Aha yesss I wouldn’t lie to you lool.

      Reply
  14. Luise Riesz October 26, 2018 at 7:21 am

    I ended up eating all of the flesh this time of year anyway,so why not know the pros to it as well πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Exactly haha

      Reply
  15. Ifa Kanu October 26, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    I like the Carb tip the best.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 27, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks for letting me know that Ifa.. yes not all Carbs are bad (I know that’s why you like it best hehe πŸ™‚ )

      Reply
  16. Mish Punja October 27, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Yes I will be eating more and making better use of Pumpkins.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 27, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Great Mish πŸ™‚

      Reply
  17. Phil Neven October 28, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I always eat them in October. I Can’t see myself staying the course with Pumpkins.

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    1. Karim October 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks for the honesty Phil.. The ball is always with the Di1’s, but thank you for your comment πŸ™‚

      Reply
  18. Bobby Taylor October 29, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Shaping up to be a great end of the year for my weight loss, would you like to see
    my before and afters since going on your meal plan?

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    1. Karim October 29, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Hell yeahhhhhhhh I would Bobby! It makes me very happy that something I original didn’t want to put out there has helped you and many others across the world.. hit up my team on my contact page πŸ™‚

      Reply
  19. Lara Bishop October 29, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I always overlook Pumpkins, I’ll put more effort in now πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Aha yeah marketing for youuuu.. well good for you Lara

      Reply
  20. Antonija Lovren October 29, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Love the content here keep it up!

    Reply
    1. Karim October 30, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks Antonija! Will do πŸ™‚

      Reply
  21. Henry Porter October 29, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Yes I will eat more and more.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 30, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Great Henry glad to hear it.

      Reply
  22. Tor Jansson October 30, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Thank for the advice as ever.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      You’re Welcome Tor πŸ™‚

      Reply
  23. Chikere Jel October 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I need to eat way more Pumpkin.

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    1. Karim October 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Now the time Chikere πŸ™‚

      Reply
  24. Ngozi Ndidi October 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I think this will come in handy because I hate salad.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 30, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Cool try it for yourself bro πŸ™‚

      Reply
  25. Danni Harris October 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    It’s still think it’s a vegetable in my book!

    Reply
  26. Glenn Hunter October 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    This was an interesting read, trying to stay in the loop with healthy eating you see.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      Well you’ve come to the right place/ The Healthy One.. I suggest you sign up to my newsletter so you don’t have to search it comes to you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  27. Lynn Jackson October 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I’ll try to mix it up with your meal plan πŸ˜‰

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    1. Karim October 30, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      Please do Lynn aha πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  28. Kiran Allen October 30, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Pumpkins are only really used in the fall anyway,
    that said I should eat more Pumpkin more often.

    Reply
  29. Hayden Richards October 30, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    No I never knew it was a fruit, really shocked me that did.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 31, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Ahaha πŸ™‚

      Reply
  30. Liliana Ellis October 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve been buying Pumpkins for 4 years straight
    every month and making a big pot of soup with it.

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    1. Karim October 31, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Nice Liliana thanks for sharing that with us πŸ™‚

      Reply
  31. Lee Bates October 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I’m not really a fan of Pumpkin to be honest.
    I took away plenty from you though cheers.

    Reply
    1. Karim October 31, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Cool thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

      Reply
  32. Tiana Grant October 30, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    No but I never knew that it was a fruit πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 31, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      I’m getting that a lot! thanks for the comment Tiana πŸ™‚

      Reply
  33. Mike Burke October 31, 2018 at 5:47 am

    A fruit NO WAY! that’s crazy you’re right

    Reply
    1. Karim October 31, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Of course πŸ‘ŒπŸΏ

      Reply
  34. Brad Francis October 31, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Most def Karim most def!

    Reply
    1. Karim October 31, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Great πŸ‘ŠπŸΏ

      Reply

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