Saturday, December 27, 2014

8 Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

Pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pie, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin beer -- the options are endless, and endlessly mouthwatering. It's finally pumpkin season, and the reasons to celebrate are many.

Not only is fall's signature squash versatile enough to fit into all the above and more, it also packs some powerful healthy perks -- like keeping heart health, vision and waistlines in check, as long as you take it easy on the pie, that is.

Below, we've rounded up some of our favorite health benefits of pumpkin. Let us know what else you love about pumpkins in the comments!


  1. Serotonin is described by WebMD, a salesgroup for the big business of orthodox medicine, as "one of the major players when it comes to our mood" referring to the medical industry's popular notion that serotonin is the happiness molecule when in fact a rather sizable volume of research studies demonstrated that enhanced serotonin (and tryptophan) is linked to brain dysfunction, stress hormone release, aggression, inflammation, impaired blood circulation in the brain, hypertension, cancer, and so on - see:

    The serotonin-happiness mantra seems to be an all-too convenient invention of the pharma-psychiatry business.

    1. Regardless, I don't promote pills to get beneficial effects on the body, however I try to point out the benefits of eating whole foods on our bodies:) This article points out the pumpkin seeds are rich in L-tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid. Your article links to a page about supplements...which I always feel differ greatly from getting nutrients in whole foods.