To eat all the pumpkin-flavored things. Ice cream, donuts, muffins, lattes, pies, breads, bagels, cream cheeses, soups oh my!
This season, keep in mind that pumpkin-flavored treats are not pumpkins– they’re usually packed with sugar and extra calories. My goal for this post is to tell you about real pumpkins, so that hopefully you’ll get the benefit of incorporating the real thing into your diet to celebrate the fall instead of falling in the pumpkin trap.
- Low in calories (26 cal per 100 g)
- No saturated fats or cholesterol
- Rich a source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins.
- Contains anti-oxidant vitamins such as A, C and E
- Rich in B-complex vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid.
- Source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
Make the most of pumpkin this fall with these healthy recipes (there are some amazingly enticing ones, definitely check them out!).