5 Reasons why you need to be eating pumpkin, including 6 healthy dessert recipes using it!
Whoa, a NUTRITION POST.
Are you totally confused because I pretty much ONLY ever post recipes…and now we’ve had a workout and a NUTRITION themed post in ONE MONTH?
I figured I should probably start writing more of the “fitness” part of “Food Faith Fitness,” you know?
So, what I’m thinking is, every so often, I’ll pick a new food, share some of its top health benefits, AND give you a few recipe ideas to make that feature that ingredient.
Short, sweet and INFORMATIVE YO.
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s important to eat balanced diet, so I hope that these posts will help you make some food choices. Whatcha think, like the idea?
First off, because it’s SEPTEMBER, is OBVIOUSLY pumpkin.
Here are 5 quick benefits:
- Pumpkin is considered a super food, which means it’s nutrient-rich and packs a good dose of antioxidants, which help prevent illnesses and chronic diseases.
- Just 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree has 23-29% of your daily Vitamin A requirements, which is important for neurological function. Your BRAIN yo’.
- It has the phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin that promote eye health. <– Clearly, I need to eat more, considering I’m legally blind.
- Eating pumpkin improves joint health. A British study found that people with the highest intake of beta-cryoptoxanthin (a nutrient found in pumpkin) had half the risk of developing joint inflammation as those with lower intake
- It helps lower the risk of lung and prostate cancer.
6 Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes:
Paleo & Vegan Pumpkin Blondies