We love us some pumpkin. Who doesn’t? Especially come fall when it’s E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. From lattes to muffins, pumpkin is the ultimate seasonal staple. But did you know there’s more to it than just tasting oh-so delicious? Here are 4 beautiful benefits of this super food. Orange you glad it’s fall…
One cooked cup of pumpkin contains more than 200% of your daily intake of vitamin A. This mighty vitamin helps the health of your peepers (especially in dim lighting). We’ll eat to that.
Feel Fuller, Faster
With the holidays comes a lot of eating…and stretchy pants. Pumpkin has 3 grams of fiber per cup so you’ll feel fuller faster. Did somebody say pumpkin pie?
Get Better Sleep & Boost Your Mood
Pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan. That’s right, just like your delicious Thanksgiving turkey. This amino acid not only makes you sleepy, but also helps the body create serotonin that’ll help you relax after you stressed getting ready to host that holiday party. High five to you, hostess.
Protect Yourself From the Sun
Ever heard of beta-carotene? It’s a fancy word for a compound that helps protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. You beta believe it.