Did you know that pumpkin contains much more vitamin A than kale and even more fiber than the superfood quinoa? In other words; pumpkin is not only very tasty, but also very healthy for you.
In addition, this fall fruit (it is therefore officially not a vegetable) also helps you to lose weight. That is how it is:
Full of fibers
Not the first thing you would expect at the sight of that large orange ball, which is mainly on the shelves in the fall. But even canned pumpkin contains more fiber than the healthy, green leaves of the kale. The advantage of fiber-rich products is generally that they make you feel full. You automatically eat a lot less of pumpkin. In addition, the fruit stabilizes your blood sugar and gives you energy throughout the day.
Pumpkin as a less fatty flavor substitute
Because of its many healthy qualities and the amount of fiber, the pumpkin is an ideal tool in the kitchen. Do you want to make a dish smoother or fuller? Add pumpkin instead of cheese or cream. This makes your dish less fat and helps you to get fewer calories and saturated fat. Ideal to lose a few kilos in this way.
Good for your heart
But in addition to helping you lose weight, pumpkin has even more health benefits. For example, it is packed with minerals, such as potassium (also known as potassium), magnesium and iron, which ensure that your blood pressure stays on top. In addition, this colorful fruit ensures that enough oxygen is transported to the red blood cells. With that, a portion of pumpkin contains fourteen percent of the amount of potassium that you should receive on average in one day. In comparison: a banana only provides twelve percent of that daily amount.
The orange color is good for you
Just like a carrot, a pumpkin also turns orange so beautifully. This is due to the large amount of beta-carotene present in the fruit. It is therefore seen as a pro-vitamin A and contains a high amount of antioxidants. These protect your body against (harmful) external influences, including UV radiation. In addition, a pumpkin contains a lot of vitamins C and E, which promotes cell renewal in your body. Do you regularly eat food products that contain a lot of antioxidants and potassium? Then you run less risk of heart problems or getting cancer.