Did you know that pumpkin is full of vitamins A and C? Not only is it good for eyes and skin, but it helps to keep your immune system strong. So important for this time of year!
Pumpkin also contains the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin in abundance. Lutein is found in the macula, retina, lens, and optic nerve of the eye. It is responsible (along with zeaxanthin) for blocking out harmful blue light that can cause damage to your peepers.
A diet high in fiber can contribute to weight loss and help keep things moving, and pumpkin is a good source of it. One cup of canned pumpkin provides around 7 grams of fiber.
And the best part of all, pumpkin is downright tasty! Here is my proof!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon nut butter (I prefer almond)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3 ice cubes
Blend and enjoy!