Today’s health tip: Benefits of Pumpkin

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Pumpkin is high in vitamins and minerals while being low in calories.

It’s also a great source of beta-carotene, a carotenoid that your body converts into vitamin A.

The antioxidants alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-kryptoxanthin and many others, which may protect your cells against damage by free radicals.

High in vitamins A and C, which can help boost your immune system.

Its supply of vitamin E, iron and folate may strengthen your immunity as well.

Vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin contents may protect your eyes against sight loss, which becomes more common with age.

Packed with nutrients and yet has under 50 calories per cup (245 grams).

This makes it a nutrient-dense food. It’s also a good source of fiber, which may suppress your appetite.

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