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5 Reasons to Eat Pumpkin

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5 Reasons to Eat Pumpkin

Typically used in Portugal, but especially in the Serra da Estrela region, pumpkin is a very appreciated food. The benefits of pumpkin are many and as such, it ends up being recommended for anyone looking for a balanced diet. It can be used as a substitute for potatoes in soup or main meals and is also great for desserts. Take the opportunity to see our dessert suggestions with pumpkin jam here.
If this food is not yet part of your meals, then you really need to know the 5 reasons to consume pumpkin.

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1. Promotes weight loss

Pumpkin is a low-calorie food that, since it has about 25 calories per 100 grams. Besides, it is rich in fiber, which increases the feeling of satiety and prolongs the digestion process, which consequently helps you to eat less.

2. It is beneficial for eye health

As it is a vegetable rich in beta-carotene, which our body ends up transforming into vitamin A, it helps to protect against vision degeneration, contributing to the health of our eyes.

3. It is beneficial for eye health

As it is a vegetable rich in beta-carotene, which our body ends up transforming into vitamin A, it helps to protect against vision degeneration, contributing to the health of our eyes.

4. Strengthens Immune System

Vitamin A plays an essential role in strengthening the immune system. Pumpkin it’s rich in vitamin C, E, iron and folic acid, elements that also contribute to the strengthening of the immune system.

5. Improves cardiovascular health

Because it is rich in potassium, pumpkin helps regulate blood pressure in hypertensive people. Studies indicate that consumption of potassium is linked to a lower risk of stroke and the presence of antioxidants helps to reduce LDL cholesterol.

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