Health Benefits of Pumpkins

Health benefits of pumpkins - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne IndianaHi There, Fellow Gardeners!

This is AnnahMarie.

Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on the Health Benefits of Pumpkins.

‘Tis the season for dwindling leaves and nippy air, unique costumes, and a key symbol – pumpkins!

From pies to jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins signify the spirit of October. Although pumpkins can be entertaining and appetizing in its many forms, it is good to know about the gains of the vine plant.

About the pumpkin:

Health benefits of pumpkins and pumpkin pie - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne IndianaPumpkins are assumed to have originated in North America.

The basis of pumpkin pie is thought to have come about when settlers sliced off the “peak of the pumpkin”, removed the seeds, and then filled it with milk, spices and honey. The pumpkin was then baked in the hot ashes of a disintegrating fire.

Indians would roast long strips of pumpkin on the open fire and dine on them. Many also took dehydrated shreds of pumpkin and intertwined them into mats.

That would be an attention-grabbing welcome mat!

Fun fact from Organic Gurlz Gardens – Did you know?… Pumpkins are made of about 90 percent water!

The Health Benefits of Pumpkins:

  • Cancer fighter
  • Pumpkin is quite the karate fighter – for your body.
  • While helping prevent cancer from entering, the vitamins in the plant assist in kicking out cancer!
  • So remember – as long as you are eating pumpkin, or pumpkin seeds, you closing up the doorway for cancer.

Pumpkins and gourds from Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne Indiana (1)Fun fact from Organic Gurlz Gardens – Did you know?… In historical times, pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites!

Soaked with minerals and vitamins:

Filled with vitamins and minerals, the pumpkin is quite a delectable treat!

With minerals such as Calcium, Potassium, and Calcium and antioxidant-wealthy vitamins such as A, C, and E, pumpkins are quite vast in this health region!

Fun fact from O.G.G. – Did you know?… Pumpkins are actually fruit! According to plant identification, any “bearing” plant that contains seeds is a fruit! Pumpkins are also in the gourd family.

This is definitely a fruit to put on the kitchen table!

Sharper Vision:

Experiencing the all too annoying, blurry vision? Skip the frustration!

Health benefits of pumpkins - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne IndianaWe at Organic Gurlz Gardens has observed that a weekly dose of pumpkin (Not its latte form) may un-cloud that hazy eyesight! The science behind the fact is the distinct color of the pumpkin “shell”. The vibrant color is rich in vitamin A for the body. Vitamin A is essential for eye health and helps the retina process “images”.

(You might want to place some pumpkin slices next to the glasses on the bedside table!)

So, the next time you relax on your porch this season, remember that jack-o-lantern is so much more than a carving pumpkin!

CLICK HERE to read a delicious pumpkin smoothie recipe!

CLICK HERE to read a healthy pumpkin spice latte recipe!

Don’t forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis!

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Keep on growing!

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