6 healthy reasons to eat pumpkin

6 healthy reasons  to eat pumpkin 

Eat more Pumpkin - The Amazing, super neglected
The fall is here and pumpkins are appearing everywhere. When most people think of "pumpkin", they think of pumpkin pie or carving one for Halloween. But that is a pity! This food has much in its favor nutritionally however, is one of the healthy foods most neglected.
6 healthy reasons  to eat pumpkin
6 healthy reasons  to eat pumpkin

The pumpkin is one of the best business of nutrition of everything and must be part of any healthy diet. You can begin with pumpkin fresh or canned buy. I almost always use fresh vegetables, but in this case I am left with canned. I tried to start from scratch, but I decided that the cut in slices, cleaning, baking and the maceration was not a good use of my time. (If you know a way to make this process easier, please share it!)

Pumpkin is loaded with fiber and contains only 50 calories per cup. These are some of the nutritional qualities most notable of pumpkin:

Vitamin A - a cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin contains more than 200% of their daily recommended intake
Beta-carotene - a potent antioxidant and agent antiinflammatory
The vitamins C and E - antioxidant vitamins that are synergistically useful for brain function and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease
Potassium - contains more of bananas and makes a great meal after training
Magnesium - largely absent from our diet helps the body with hundreds of functions
Pantothenic acid - one of the B vitamins, helps control the stress
It made the fun! From pumpkin contains seeds, is technically a fruit and not a vegetable.
Much more than the empanada
It seems that there is nothing that you can do with this food versatile. You can add almost any dish of adding fiber, color, taste and nutrition. It makes a great substitute for low calorie content for the oil to cook in the oven.

The pumpkin canned and pumpkin pie are available throughout the year, but at this time of year, you can find versions of pumpkin of ice cream, mixture of bread, ravioli, cream cheese to coat, yogurt, butter, soup mixture for pancakes, cereal bars, and the cake of chocolate mousse ! If you prefer to drink their pumpkin, there are ale of pumpkin and squash coffee spices, chai tea rooibos and.

And the prize is for the more creative use of Trader Joe of pumpkin would have to go to its sweets for dogs with flavor to pumpkin. This is not so strange as it sounds. Dogs love of the pumpkin and many veterinarians recommend that to help digestion and to help maintain your weight down.

Enthusiasts of raw foods have recipes for the Pumpkin soup raw, pumpkin pie raw, and milkshakes of pumpkin raw.

Easy recipe Curry pumpkin soup
Keep pumpkin canned in stock and can be flogging above this soup delicious, low in calories in less than 20 minutes.

Puree with the following in a blender 'til without problems:

Puree with the following in a blender 'til without problems:

1/4 cup of onion sautéed, finely chopped
1 tin small of mashed pumpkin (15 oz without sugar)
Chicken broth 1/2 cup
1 tooth of indent
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
1-1/2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
Transfer to a pan and heat on low until it is warm. Just before serving, add 1/2 cup of milk at ambient temperature (or the milk does not dairy) and 2 tablespoons white wine (optional). If you add slowly a little milk to each piece individually and shake gently, you can easily get an elegant Pinwel effect. ;-)

Sprinkle with chives or chopped green onions fresh to give a touch of color or add pumpkin seeds to retain the item on gear.

Outside of pumpkin? This recipe works equally well in the replacement of two cups of cooked carrots or pumpkin pumpkin.

Do not let pass another fall to buy without taking advantage of one of the biggest benefits of this season - the Amazing, super neglected - Pumpkin.

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