Sick of pumpkin yet? We hope not! This festive food is actually a winter squash, and is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals for just a fraction of the calories (approximately 50 cal per cup!) – certainly nothing to say “boo” about. In fact, a pumpkin is about 94% water, while the seeds deliver an additional health punch full of fiber.
-Packed with 197 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin A
-Contains fiber, potassium, and vitamin C which support healthy blood pressure
-Contains two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble fiber. promoting a healthy cholesterol and help maintain a healthy weight
-Is considered an immuno-boosting super food
-And best of all, you can carve it into a jack-o-lantern! Enjoy!
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