Golden Gem of your kitchen SUPER FOOD for your family – PUMPKIN & Its seeds
Pumpkin is rich in fiber, which slows digestion and keeps you full for hours, it’s also a low-calorie superstar. Raw pumpkin has only 15 calories per 1/2 cup, and is full of iron, zinc, and fiber. It’s high in vitamin C and beta carotene. Pumpkins are also high in Lutein and Zeaxanthin, substances that may help prevent the formation of cataracts and reduce the risk of macular degeneration. Other important nutrients are Vitamin K, Potassium, Copper, manganese and riboflavin, Vitamin E, Folate, (B –complex vitamins ) – Niacin, Pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and thiamin
Pumpkin seeds are also very nutritious, its green in color and may have a white outer covering. They are flat and asymmetrically oval in shape. The white husk is edible. They have a distinct nutty and crunchy taste. You can easily get them in the street market. These small but mighty kernels are high in vitamins and minerals that the body needs to function at peak performance.
HOW TO USE
This golden gem veggie and seeds can be had in a variety of ways like subzi, soup, mix veg curry, Halwa, Boiled, seeds in roasted form as a snack or add to your breakfast cereals or add it to your homemade nutritious dense granola bars, etc.
As pumpkin seeds are calorie and nutrient-dense food, taking too much is not a good idea. You can take up to 2 tablespoons daily (30 grams).
HEALTH BENEFITS :
Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Pumpkin is incredibly healthy. What’s more, its low-calorie content makes it a weight-loss-friendly food. Its nutrients and antioxidants may boost your immune system, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of certain cancers and promote heart and skin health.
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