Carolyn Bell, RDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Pumpkin isn’t just for Thanksgiving. Eating pumpkin year-round has terrific health benefits. Pumpkin is low in calories, high in fiber, and contain plenty of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin E (vitamins C & E help prevent heart disease). Pumpkins are also high in carotenoids, which convert to vitamin A – this vitamin helps prevent certain types of cancers and eye disease. No need to wait until Thanksgiving for this vitamin and mineral powerhouse; enjoy foods made with pumpkin anytime and reap the health benefits.