Eat & health! 7 reasons pumpkin nutrition helps health

Eat & health! 7 reasons pumpkin nutrition helps health
What is the pumpkin image? The pumpkin is appeared in the various situation such as lanterns in the Halloween party and a pumpkin carriage in the Cinderella.

It is easy to grow and it is widely used in cooking material such as pudding and pie, nimono and tempura.

In Japan there is a custom to eat pumpkin on the winter solstice day from old times. It is said that “eat pumpkins on the winter solstice day, no get a cold”, or ” for a good fortune”.

It is a familiar food for us who live in Japan. Indeed the pumpkin is very healthy food which is full of a lot of nutrition.

So this time I would tell the 7 reasons that the nutrition in the pumpkin helps good health. Let’s eat the pumpkin and get a good health.



Eat & health! 7 reasons pumpkin nutrition helps health

 

1, Effect on cancer prevention


A color of the pumpkin is yellow, it is the color of β- carotene in the pumpkin.

As it is seemed the pumpkin is abundant β-carotene (vitamin A), and recently this β-carotene (vitamin A) is drawing attention because it is effective on the common cold, infectious disease such as the hepatitis C and prevention from the illness caused by weakened the immune system.

β- carotene works to improve the immune system by strengthening mucous membranes in the cell. As the immune system raised, it repels harmful bacteria and virus incoming from outside the body and also it improves the effect of anticancer.

Moreover, β- carotene has antioxidant effect to protect oxidation the body. The oxidation in the body cells causes the many illness such as cancer and aging, so it is effective on the cancer prevention.

 

2, Suitable for prevention of a cold


As told in the cancer prevention, it works on making the mucous membrance in the cells strong and boost immune system. It has pretty much of Vitamin C, it may be able to say that it double the effect the prevention of a cold by boost the immune system. The reason why eat on the winter solstice day not to catch a cold is you can take much Vitamins in the season when less vegetable in the winter.

 

3, Prevention of constipation effect


The pumpkin has much dietary fiber. Because it lowers a cholesterol level and makes bowel movement better, it is effective on the constipation prevention and the colon cancer.

You can take water together which you short easily and it’s sweetness is attractive for women who tend to be constipated because they can eat like sweets.

 

4, Improve poor blood circulation


The poor circulation tends to occur in bad blood circulation. The pumpkin has Vitamin E, too.

This Vitamin E is expected to improve blood circulation by deforming red blood cells to flow blood to every blood vessels and by working on widening the blood vessels. In addition, keep-warm effect is outstanding if you take in a hot soup.

If your blood circulation is poor, you should try with hot potage to take the pumpkin.

 

5, Improve anemia


The iron content in the pumpkin is effective on anemia. Also, the iron and niacin are included in not only the pumpkin flesh but also in the seeds that you always dispose.

In particular, it helps to strengthen the liver that is a bank of iron. As well we should know the way to eat pumpkinseeds.

First wash seeds well and dry in the sunshine. Dry well at this step. Better dry almost for one day, but you can dry them in the microwave without wrapping them if you don’t have enough time to dry.

Second bake seeds dried well in the oven. You can even fry in a pan. When the color browns and some pop up with making cracking sounds, they are ready to eat. Unexpectedly it is delicious with roasted aroma.

 

6, Prevent an eyestrain


Vitamins are fundamental nutrition for eyestrain prevention. The vitamins in the pumpkin is very effective on relief eyestrain.

It is an essential nutrition Rhodopsin ( material to feel brightness ) in the retina. If it is short, it causes the night blindness. It also helps form cornea and the mucous membrane of eyes. In addition, it works to keep the amount of tears and may suffer from dry eye symptom or sclerocornea when not enough of it.

Vitamin C protects eyes from bacteria and makes blood vessels around eyes strong. Moreover, it keep the transparency in eye lens and prevents diseases such as cataract.

 

7, Happy anti-aging effect


Vitamin E in the pumpkin is superior effect on antioxidant and prevent the damage of the cell with oxidation such as fatty acid peroxide and aging.

Also, there is the “lignan”, one of a polyphenol, it shows high antioxidant power.

As same as isoflavones in soybeans, it works like estrogen of the female hormone. it is really recommended nutrition for woman to take.

 

How about them?

Many people are surprised at knowing that sweet and delicious pumpkin is very nutritious and good food for the health. It is easy to try these effects because you can by pudding and sweets at the corner stores.

Some men don’t like it because it is too sweet, they can eat the roasted pumpkin seeds good company for alcohol.

Let’s be healthy by taking the pumpkin which prevents diseases such as cancer and the common cold and improves body condition without constipation nor the bad blood circulation.

 

Summary

Eat & health! 7 reasons pumpkin nutrition helps health

1, Effect on cancer prevention
2, Suitable for prevention of a cold
3, Prevention of constipation effect
4, Improve poor blood circulation
5, Improve anemia
6, Prevent an eyestrain
7, Happy anti-aging effect