Pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, pumpkin juice, pumpkin recipes, pumpkin porridge
A storehouse of vitamins, a pleasant taste and a variety of dishes on your table — all this gives such an autumnal beautiful, fabulous and bright fruit.
We will understand in order.
Vitamins A and E — they are also called the vitamins of youth — actively fight wrinkles; Vitamin K, which is practically not found in any other vegetable, increases blood clotting; not less rare vitamin T helps to assimilate heavy foods and prevents obesity (which means that pumpkin dishes are the best garnish for meat).
The pumpkin contains iron, which will help with anemia, and pectic substances — they remove toxins from the body and lower cholesterol levels.
Vitamin D is extremely useful for children — it accelerates growth, prevents the development of rickets, promotes good mood.
Even the most useful carrot is five times lower than a pumpkin in the amount of carotene that is necessary for computer lovers and people with poor eyesight.
But that’s not all.
Fiber, which pumpkin pulp is so rich for, prevents cancer and diabetes, vitamin C boosts immunity, protects against colds, actively removes salt from the body and lowers high blood pressure.
Useful sugars, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, PP, fats, proteins, carbohydrates, cellulose, minerals — all this is hidden in the juicy pulp of the magician pumpkin.
It is believed that everything is useful and even healing in a pumpkin — literally everything — and the pulp, and seeds, and the oil that they receive, and even the flowers and leaves.
Pumpkin seeds contains from 32 to 52% of edible oil and the necessary zinc man reserves. Just a handful of pumpkin seeds improves mood, which you will agree, very opportunely in a rainy autumn.
In addition, it is the oldest anthelmintic.
Pumpkin Pulp low-calorie, so pumpkin porridge — ideal for those who are watching the figure or want to lose weight. Easily digestible fiber, good metabolism and disposal of slags are guaranteed: only 30 kcal per 100 g, and the taste is excellent.
Add rice — you get a real «energy porridge.»
A fragrant pumpkin pulp with a spoon of honey will help with insomnia, and a decoction of the pulp will quench your thirst and relieve fever.
Pumpkin is very useful for those who have suffered from viral hepatitis A: biologically active substances concentrated in the pulp of the fetus, resume the antioxidant function of the liver.
In India, pumpkin pulp is even used to treat tuberculosis: scientists have proven that an aqueous extract of pumpkin does not allow the tubercle bacillus to multiply.
Fresh Pumpkin Juice better to take half a cup per day.
It improves the gastrointestinal tract, helps with stones in the kidneys and bladder, increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood, removes from the body «harmful» cholesterol and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
A men suffering from inflammation of the prostate gland, traditional medicine advises to drink a glass of pumpkin juice for 2-3 weeks.
Pumpkin oil — A great alternative to animal fats.
Due to the high content of unsaturated fats, vegetable protein, minerals and vitamins, it has long been an integral part of a healthy diet.
Pumpkin oil is also used as a therapeutic and prophylactic agent — it improves the composition of the blood and has a beneficial effect on the work of the kidneys and the bladder.
In some cases, raw fruit and fresh pumpkin juice can be dangerous for people suffering from diseases of the digestive system — gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
In addition, pumpkin is contraindicated for people with severe diabetes.
Pumpkin is suitable not only for internal, but also for external use — both in medicine and in cosmetology.
For example, compresses from pounded pumpkin flesh will help relieve pain while slack about burns.
Here are some cosmetic mask recipes:
For dry skin. Boil peeled pumpkin pulp pieces, mash them with a wooden spatula. Mix a spoonful of pumpkin puree mixed with a spoonful of olive oil.
Apply to cleansed face for 20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
For oily skin with enlarged pores.
Wipe your face with chilled pumpkin pulp.
Yes, and do not believe the nonsense, as if from a pumpkin face becomes orange.
It just gets a healthy shade.