pumpkin
Dr. Laura Pipher

Dr. Laura Pipher

This week’s Feature Food: PUMPKIN!

SURPRISE!

Who would have guessed that fall is my favourite season, and with that, comes PUMPKINS!

I figured with thanksgiving and all things pumpkin, this weeks feature food would be none other than the pumpkin itself !

Pumpkin can be involved in many sweet treats for the holidays, but it actually has some great health benefits as well !

Not only can it make some great pie, but pumpkin itself (without all of the added sugar) can also be a great source of:

  • Vitamin A- this is important for maintaining eye health & is a great antioxidant
  • Vitamin C- beneficial for the immune system, helps create collagen
  • Iron- help to build red blood cells,  essential component in making neurotransmitters
  • Fibre- keeps our bowel movements regular, maintains proper colon health

Once you’ve prepared your pumpkin puree don’t forget to roast the seeds for a snack with an added nutrient punch!

Pumpkin seeds contain:

  • Protein, and lots of it ! – this is important for building muscle & staying full after meals
  • Fibre- Even more than the pumpkin itself !
  • Magnesium- important for muscle function, cardiovascular, bone health & much more!
  • Healthy fats- important for brain health, mood, cardiovascular health
  • Zinc- great for immune function and skin health

So eat the entire pumpkin this Thanksgiving !

Yours in health,

Laura Pipher

 

 

 

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email

Are you suffering with your monthly cycle?

You are not alone!

Coming soon: our online program The Period Passport that’s designed to take you on a journey to a  healthier period.

Excited to start this journey with you, Dr.Laura Pipher