Pumpkin, Its Nutritional and Medicinal Value and Health Benifits

Pumpkin is a vegetable packed with vitamins and mineral. Pumpkin seed improves sexual health and desire.  Pumpkin also helps to promote glowing skin and healthy hair by applying pumpkin treatment or adding it to your diet . According to studies, pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate induced kidney stone formation.  Pumpkin seeds alleviates difficult urination due to enlarged prostate, abnormal cells growth in the prostate. It inhibit the growth or mutation of cells when a men under treatment of testosterone.  Traditionally, it believed that pumpkins sharpen the intellect and induce to reduce stress and agitation. An anti-aging agent that boost up your skin's cell renewal process and increases the production of collagen for smooth, youthful-looking skin. Its a very rich source of vitamin A which is essential for better immunity, eye health & skin health.
Pumpkin, raw nutritional value per 100 gm (3.5 oz) :-

 Energy 109 kJ (26 kcal). Carbohydrates 6.5 gm. Sugars 2.76 gm. Protein 1 gm. Protein 0.1 gm.

Vitamins :-  Vitamin A equiv. 426 μg. Beta-carotene 3100 μg. Lutein zeaxanthin 1500 μg. Thiamine (B1) 0.05 mg. Riboflavin (B2) 0.11 mg. Niacin (B3) 0.6 mg. Pantothenic acid (B5)  0.298 mg. Vitamin B6 0.061 mg. Folate (B9) 16 μg. Vitamin C 9 mg. Vitamin E 0.44 mg.
Vitamin K. 1.1 μg.

Minerals :-  Calcium 21 mg. Iron 0.8 mg . Magnesium 12 mg. Manganese 0.125 mg. Phosphorus 44 mg.  Potassium 340 mg. Sodium  1 mg.  Zinc  0.32 mg. Water 91.6 gm.

Health Benefits :-

*   Pumpkin can reduces the risk of  rheumatoid arthritis.

* Aids in digestion and prevents constipation.

* High amount of antioxidants prevents atherosclerosis.

*  Lower risk of coronary heart disease due to its high fiber content.

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