THE BENEFITS OF PUMPKINS – INCREASES IMMUNITY
Pumpkin pulp contains vitamin A, vitamin E, C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, lutein, iron, selenium, zinc carbohydrates and protide. Thus, 100 grams of pumpkin provides about 70% of your daily needs of vitamin A. Vitamin A, as well as other substances has especially vital role in maintaining health, in cancer prevention, cataracts, atherosclerosis , providing extraordinary antioxidant protection.
Beta-carotene has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, reducing the possibility of diabetes and regulating blood sugar levels. Carotenoid consumption decreases the risk of hyperglycemia and lung cancer. Reduces skin blemishes due to sunburn.
Pumpkin contains vitamin B5 which is beneficial for hormonal problems and help combat stress.
The high content of potassium and magnesium of pumpkin regulates blood pressure, stimulates the kidneys and helps strengthen bones.
HELPS WEIGHT LOSS
Pumpkin is low in calories, about 25 calories / 100 g fruit and contains fiber.
Pumpkin seeds due to the high content of vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, omega-3 and omega-6, increases the brain activity and helps memory.
Pumpkin seeds unclog blood vessels, stimulate the activity of the kidneys and regulate cholesterol. Pumpkin seeds are a great help in the adjuvant treatment of leukemia.
Pumpkin slows the aging process and prevent cardiovascular disease due to high content of antioxidants.
HELPS ELIMINATE PARASITES
Pumpkin seeds help to eliminate intestinal parasites.There are especially beneficial for children, being natural. Add a little castor oil to increase the seeds efficiency.
Eating pumpkin is recommended when suffering from digestive problems such as constipation or diarrhea ; pumpkin pulp has laxative effects.
CAN BE EATEN :
– Raw or baked ;
– Puree ;
– In salads, pies, soups ;
– Juice to treat cancer and cardiovascular diseases ;
HOME REMEDIES – MEDICINAL RECIPES FOR:
– Before bedtime eat 50 ml fresh pumpkin juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey. Treatment also helps to disappear eye bags that occur during sleep .
Gout and joint pain:
– put 2 tablespoons of hulled seeds (green skinned kept) in a cup, add 1 cup of warm water. Let the seeds (during the night) in water to swell ; then mix the seeds with the water, where they stayed overnight, until becoming homogeneous like a cream . Cure usually takes between 10 and 15 days ; during that time, the daily diet should be without salt, seasoned pepper or alcohol.
Cystitis, optimizing lactation and digestion:
– 200 g of seed prepared with 500 ml of boiling water – seeds are infused in water for 8 -10 hours. It will be used hot -100 ml, four times a day, in the range between meals.
– It is recommended daily 300-400 g raw pumpkin on an empty stomach with a little olive oil.
– eat pumpkin 1.5 kg per day, boiled or baked in the oven; pumpkin is great for fat balance and divide it into 5 doses for eating. It can be eaten either hot or cold. It can be served sprinkled with lemon juice or grapefruit. For faster fat burning , season it with paprika.