for the coming Halloween (October 31), are you ready for pumpkin lantern? In fact, pumpkins are not just decorations for festivals. A recent article published by Fox News in the United States summed up six reasons why health nutritionists recommend eating more pumpkins in autumn.

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have high fiber and low heat. 250 grams of pumpkin contains 3 grams of fiber, only 50 kilocalories. After eating pumpkin, the time of satiety is longer, which is beneficial to control appetite, reduce calorie intake, and help to reduce and maintain healthy weight.

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are helpful to anti-cancer. The National Cancer Institute of the United States found that pumpkin is rich in antioxidant beta carotene, which can effectively fight against free radicals and help reduce the risk of cancer.

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eye care and skin care. Studies have confirmed that beta carotene in pumpkin can improve skin health, anti-aging and anti wrinkle. Beta carotene can also be converted into vitamin A, which is beneficial to eyesight. The vitamin a content of 250 grams of pumpkin is more than twice the recommended daily vitamin a content.

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were used as adjunctive hypoglycemic agents. Pumpkin is an excellent food for diabetics. The study found that eating pumpkin can improve insulin level to a certain extent, which has the effect of auxiliary hypoglycemic.

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reduce “bad” cholesterol. Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, which help reduce “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, LDL), which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease.

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improved sleep. Pumpkin seed is not only the protein champion in nuts, but also rich in vitamin A, calcium, iron, phosphorus and protein and other nutrients. Tryptophan contained in pumpkin seeds is essential in the formation of serotonin. Serotonin is helpful to the production of melatonin, which helps to regulate sleep wake cycle and improve sleep quality.

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pumpkins are old and tender, and their best eating methods are different. Old pumpkins are usually cooked or steamed, or mashed and mixed with flour to make cakes and noodles. They can also be processed into pumpkin powder. Tender pumpkin can be sliced, meat, vegetable fried food, can also do soup, do stuffing. ▲

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