Gear up for Halloween – Eat Pumpkins

Halloween is only a few days away and people are flocking to their local market to find the perfect pumpkin to carve. Pumpkins are much more than a decoration, because when eaten they contribute to good heart health, improved vision and a trim waistline. Here are some essential reasons you should choose to add pumpkins into your daily diet. Pumpkins keep eyesight sharp: Pumpkins are rich in caretenoids which the body converts into vitamin A. 1 cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin contains more than 200% of your daily vitamin A intake. Pumpkins help weight loss: Pumpkins contain 3g of fibre per one cup serving and only 49 calories. Fibre keeps you feeling full longer therefore you eat less. Pumpkin seeds

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