Pumpkin is a unique fruit and potent natural oxidant
In early autumn, when markets and shops are full of bright pumpkins, experts recommend to include it on the menu as often as possible – because this is a real storehouse of vitamins and powerful prevention of a number of serious ailments. This advice the correspondent of the doctor gave Victoria Savitskaya.
Pumpkin is a unique fruit and potent natural oxidant not only because it contains a number of useful microelements and, in fact, is a multivitamin, but the fact that almost all its qualities persist even in the heat treatment process.
Not less useful and pumpkin seeds, but it is desirable to harvest them yourself. Moreover, experts advise them to dry and not fry.
“Pumpkin is a powerful antioxidant, which not only slows down the process of aging of cells and prevents cancer. Moreover, useful both pulp and seeds, which, incidentally, also prevent anemia. I recommend pumpkin to anyone who works at a computer, as only 3-4 servings of pumpkin porridge in a week cover the daily requirement of vitamin A, which helps maintain vision normal.
A pleasant discovery for women should be that pumpkin rejuvenates the skin thanks to its high content of vitamin A, C, E and zinc. And pumpkin seeds will slow down the skin aging and wrinkles,” says the doctor.
In addition, expert recommends at least a couple times a week to bake a pumpkin, cook a pumpkin porridge or to make desserts from this fruit for children. This is especially true in the season of colds, as children’s bodies are constantly in need of additional protection, and pumpkin contain all the necessary minerals to strengthen the immune system and combating viruses.
For those who are trying to lose weight and constantly dieting, roasted pumpkin should be one of the most commonly used products. The fiber contained in pumpkin, improves the digestive system of the body and speeds up metabolism.
Another bonus: eating pumpkin reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol, which helps to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, thrombosis, heart attack and stroke. Potassium and magnesium help to normalize heart muscle, reduce blood pressure and get rid of tachycardia.
Besides, for frequent use, due to the high content of zinc, pumpkin in the truest sense of the word strengthens bones and helps prevent osteoporosis and arthritis.