You don’t need to celebrate Halloween to think of a pumpkin when you picture Fall fruits (yup, pumpkins are an actual fruit from the squash family). Although quickly discarded as a starchy veggie, the classification shouldn’t deter you from adding pumpkin into your diet.
First, pumpkin has a ton of vitamin A, with a mere one-half cup contributing 400% of your goal. Vitamin A is important for a healthy immune system and eye, lung and skin health. One-half cup also supplies 10 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fiber (16% of your daily goal) making it a perfect carbohydrate option to your meal. Plus, the added boost of vitamin K, vitamin C and potassium further promote bone, immune and heart health.
Try these top 10 places to incorporate pumpkins in:
6. Nut Butter
Here’s a #bethwarrenapproved clean treat to try out with pumpkin!
A delicious healthy pumpkin bread.