Did you know that the pumpkin, symbol of Halloween and queen of autumn, is a really miraculous vegetable?
It does not make you fat, improves circulation and intestinal transit, helps against water retention and parasites, defeats anxiety and insomnia.
So, you already know that pumpkin is really tasty. But in addition to its sweet taste, the pumpkin has excellent effects on our organism: it has many nutrients and few calories. And it can be consumed in many different ways.
Let’s discover all its properties and benefits together.
How many calories does the pumpkin have? Does it make you fat?
The first undisputed quality of the pumpkin is precisely this: it has very few calories and does not make you fat! Don’t be fooled by its sweet taste: the pumpkin contains only 26 calories per 100 grams!
This tasty vegetable is in fact also recommended for diabetics and low-calorie diets, and all thanks to its reduced amount of carbohydrates and fats. For 90%, in fact, it is made up only of water! To be added immediately, therefore, to your diet plan even if you are on a diet.
The laxative properties of pumpkin, to combat constipation.
In addition to a high amount of vitamins, the pumpkin also has a high number of fibers that improve intestinal transit, rebalancing the flora.
Pumpkin is therefore particularly suitable for those suffering from constipation, colitis and hemorrhoids. In addition, the fibers (as well as its large water content) help to feel satisfied faster, a great way to avoid eating too much and slimming faster.
Preventing cardiovascular diseases.
Pumpkin has the famous Omega-3, a good fat that helps to reduce blood cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and improving circulation, thus avoiding the onset of strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases.
Antidepressant properties of pumpkin: its benefits against anxiety and insomnia.
Eating pumpkin pulp, with its load of excellent antioxidants, is a guarantee to prevent heart disease. Excellent also the extract of its seeds, which decreases the level of cholesterol.
Yes, the pumpkin also helps to get rid of anxiety and stress. This is because it contains magnesium, a natural muscle relaxant that brings immediate psycho-physical benefits. It also contains tryptophan, a substance that helps in the production of serotonin, useful against insomnia and depression.
Pumpkin is particularly recommended if you suffer from sleep disorders or hormonal imbalances, such as those that can affect women in menopause.
So, this year remember to celebrate Halloween eating a nice pumpkin!