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Enjoy the highly nutritious benefits of pumpkin year round

11/4/2016 - Pumpkin is so much more than just a Thanksgiving pie filling or Halloween decoration. Inside its vibrant orange color, its flesh, seeds, and oil are jam-packed with essential plant nutrients. This low-calorie superfood provides only 26 calories per 100 grams. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol,...

Pumpkin seeds shown to kill cancer cells, fight diabetes

9/9/2016 - As is typical for the season, the warm summer months seemed to have flown by in the blink of eye. But the upside is that now we get to enjoy fall, which means cooler weather, colorful landscapes and autumn's fun-filled festivities including Halloween and Thanksgiving Day. You've probably noticed...

The healing benefits of pumpkin

10/11/2014 - The pumpkin harvest begins in earnest, as these bright orange masterpieces grace gardens with the anticipation of roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pies, and jack-o-lanterns. Aside from the deliciousness and fun around pumpkins, there are also a number of healing properties related to this member of the...

Ultra-clean protein breakthrough as companies announce low heavy metals powders based on Sacha Inchi, Pumpkin seed and more

5/14/2014 - On the heels of Natural News spearheading the issue of toxic heavy metals contamination of rice protein products -- and the Doctor Oz Show giving it global attention -- almost every protein manufacturer in the industry is rapidly reformulating to produce cleaner, ultra-low-heavy-metals products. This...

Top 5 health benefits of pumpkin

5/5/2014 - For many people, the flavor and smell of pumpkin is an icon of cooler weather, fall and harvest. While many people immediately think of pumpkin pie when they think of foods that contain pumpkin, these days it is possible to find pumpkin in a variety of foods from appetizers to main dishes. This is good...

Vegan protein consumers rush to low-metals products: Pumpkin Seed Protein the latest to test super clean

3/25/2014 - In the aftermath of the explosive revelation that vegan rice protein products contain significant concentrations of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten, the natural products industry has been scrambling to produce cleaner plant-based proteins that are substantially free of those metals. I am...

Guys: raise your testosterone levels naturally by eating more pumpkin seeds

6/3/2013 9:32:26 PM - The male species has it tough these days. Our collective hormone balance is constantly being assaulted by things like toxic outgassing from plastics, chemical contamination of food, estrogenic compounds in soy and other food additives, lack of proper nutrition, and a host of other negative factors,...

Health benefits of eating pumpkin seeds

5/30/2013 - If you are acidic, or even somewhat acidic, in your stomach, you'd probably be thankful that pumpkin seeds exist. Everywhere, people are preparing dangerously acidic meals. To counteract the negative effects of acidic foods and meals, take note of studying and incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet. Pumpkin...

Four ways to use pumpkin as a healing superfood

11/8/2012 - Look again. There's more behind the funny face of that festive winter squash still sitting on your front porch than you might think. When it's not moonlighting as a jack-o-lantern or as a centerpiece for random fall decor, pumpkin is actually an undercover superfood - one that bestows seasonal nourishment...

Pumpkins lower blood glucose levels, shrink enlarged prostates and prevent male hair loss

10/17/2012 - Pumpkins are a form of Native American squash and are welcome both as a decorative and edible item in autumn season festivities. While most people associate pumpkins with Halloween, fall festivals, and American Thanksgiving desserts, both pumpkins and pumpkin seed oil pack a serious health- boosting...

Pumpkin -- A surprising superfood that lightens depression, subdues inflammation and discourages kidney stones

10/11/2012 - Pumpkin isn't just for pie or jack-o-lanterns anymore. Full of vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals and fiber -- this superfood should be consumed happily and often. The nutrients found in pumpkin prevent and alleviate conditions such as cancer, inflammation, kidney stones, depression, skin complaints...

Trick or treat? Eating pumpkin is a treat for everything from your vision to your weekly weigh-in

9/3/2012 1:44:54 PM - An indigenous vegetable native to North America, pumpkins not only play a roll as jack-o-lanterns on Halloween and fillings for Thanksgiving pies -- they also provide a wide range of healthy benefits, making them a perfect food to incorporate into your daily diet. Pumpkin fleshFiber: One cup of pumpkin...

Enjoy healthy Vegetarian Pumpkin Ravioli

2/24/2011 - Pumpkins are actually types of squash, and are a healthy fall and winter favorite which can also be enjoyed in recipes year round if you freeze or can the flesh after they ripen in the fall and if you save the seeds. Here is a healthy meatless pasta dish which can be used as either a main course or...

Pumpkin Seeds - Enjoy this on-the-go snack from nature

2/17/2011 - Small, chewy and full of nature's balanced nutrition, pumpkin seeds are one of the most delicious and nutritious seeds available. Convenient to pick up in health food stores year round, these nutrient-dense seeds are especially tasty in the Fall when you can roast the seeds from in-season, freshly carved...

Hit that pumpkin patch to boost your vitamin and mineral intake

2/7/2011 - Pumpkin is one food that dieters definitely do not have to feel guilty about consuming. It is one of the most nutrient-rich foods around. Not only does the inside offer great health benefits, but so do the seeds. Characteristics range from low calories to a high antioxidant, vitamin and mineral content;...

The smell of pumpkin is a real turn-on for men

2/5/2011 - The smell of pumpkin may produce sexual arousal in men, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago. "Throw away the perfume and go get some pumpkin pie," said foundation director Alan Hirsch. Researchers had 31 men between...

Enjoy Healthy and Nutritious Pumpkin Recipes

10/21/2010 - Enjoy seasonal pumpkin recipe ideas with a twist - for good health! Try these sugar-free snack, soup and side-dish pumpkin recipes. Tasty and nutritious, they are bound to appeal to the whole family. Roasted Pumpkin Seed Snack One of the healthiest snacks available, pumpkin seeds are packed with...

Pumpkins Remedy Seasonal Ailments

10/13/2010 - In Traditional Chinese Medicine, autumn is represented by the metal element, which corresponds to the Lungs and Large Intestine. Weakness in this element shows up as ailments in the Lung and Intestines: allergies, asthma and constipation. The remedy can be found in this season's most notable food: the...

The Decorative Pumpkin Offers a Wealth of Nutrients to Promote Total Wellness

9/26/2010 - As Fall approaches, pumpkin patches will re-emerge at every corner reminding us of colder days ahead, of falling leaves and festive holiday dinners. Pumpkin's role during this time of year is limited to scary face carvings and decorative patterns to adorn the porches all across America. As for its appearance...

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health: Pumpkin Seeds Expel Parasites

1/6/2010 - In ancient China, people used an herb called Nan Gua Zi - pumpkin seeds - to expel parasites, especially tapeworm and roundworm. Today parasites may be more of a problem than commonly thought. In Healing With Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford writes, "Various parasites infect a major percentage of the population."...

Pepitas are a Crunchy Munchy Snack Food full of Nutritional Benefits

2/14/2009 - Giving up those delicious salty snack foods is one of the hardest parts of healthy eating, and getting children to give them up is almost impossible. But what if we could replace them with a crunchy, munchy alternative that offered both great taste and great nutrition? Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas,...

Pumpkin Seeds Shown to Boost Sex Drive

8/11/2008 - Research shows that pumpkin seeds are a great libido booster. Pumpkin seeds are one of nature's most perfect foods. They taste delicious, make great snacks, and add nutrient rich flavor and texture to salads and many other dishes. They contain many libido vitamins including the B vitamins, and vitamins...

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