Published on Monday, November 28, 2011
Benefits of Pumpkin



Latest News

The pumpkin, a member of the Cucurbita family including squash and cucumbers, got its name from the Greek word "pepon" for large melon.

Health Benefits

Antioxidant Rich

Beta carotene---The rich orange color is a dead give away to the nutrients present in pumpkin. Research shows that people who eat a diet rich in beta-carotene are less likely to develop certain cancers than those who fail to include beta-carotene-rich foods in their diet.

Loaded with Potassium---Studies show people who have a potassium rich diet lower the risk for hypertension. Potassium rich foods include bananas, broccoli, avocados, pomegranate and many others.

Zinc---Not only is zinc a major boost for your immune system, it also aids in bone density support for people at risk for osteoporosis.

High in Fiber---Diets rich in fiber may prevent cancer, heart disease and other serious ailments.

Health Benefits

Prostate Cancer

There have been many stories linking the pumpkin seed to a healthy prostate. But what is so special about these little green seeds one might ask. The protective compounds present within the seed of the pumpkin, called phytosterols, may be responsible for shrinking the prostate. They also contain chemicals that may prevent some transformation of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). High levels of DHT are associated with enlarged prostate.

For BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or enlarged prostate) prevention, eating a handful (about 1 ounce) of shelled pumpkin seeds three times a week is recommended.

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits in Arthritis

Unlike the widely used anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin, pumpkin seeds do not increase damaged fat levels in the lingus joints, a common side effect associated with indomethacin which contributes to the progression of arthritis.

Great on your skin

Pumpkins contains lots of anti-oxidant vitamins A and C, as well as zinc and alpha-hydroxy-acids which helps to reduce the signs of aging.
how to use abortion pills order abortion pill online go
Express your comment on this article


Name  
Email    
Comment
characters remaining  
Human Verification Code Type the Numbers you see in the picture below.


Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.
IIK Special...
Image
“I want to give back much more to this world” - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
An exclusive one-to-one Interview with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan first on IIK ...

Image
Will Budget Bring So Called “ Achche Din”?
Few days back there was interview of veteran financial expert & banker Mr. Deepak Parekh. In which ...

Image
Lawrence D’Souza – the service minded business man
The highest medal that can be awarded to the laity and the religious by the Pope, Pro Ecclesia et P...

Image
Extracurricular activities enable the students to have a clear mind - T Prem Kumar
A Principal is the primary leader in a school. A good leader always leads by example. A principal s...

12345678910...
IIK Dine Out...
Image
Samrat – the newly opened Indian restaurant in Abu Halifa
The weather is getting more pleasant, and there’s always fun at a nice family dine out in an exotic...

Image
Culinary Journey to the land of Maharajas - at Salmiya Holiday Inn Jamawar Indian Restaurant
Indian Cuisine has always fascinated people all over the world. Imagine dinning in a royal atmosphe...

Image
Authentic Italian Dinning at Vapiano
Italian Cuisine has always been a Gourmet’s delight. Pizzas and Pastas have become the main dishes ...

Image
A ‘Taste of plenty’ at Curry Leaves
There’s really nothing we enjoy better than a grand cuisine, especially when it’s been done right. ...

IIK Sports...
Image
Australia thrash India to march into World Cup final
Australia thrashed defending champions India by 95 runs in the second cricket World Cup semi-final...

Image
Ahli United Bank Trophy Launched in Great Style
Mr. George Beatle, General Manager, Retail Banking Division of Ahli United Bank flanked by Mr. Mahm...

Image
Kerela Challengers and Don Bosco in finals at UGC tourney
Kerela Challengers had no problem dealing with the high goal scoring Curtorcares last Friday to win...

What's On...
Mar
30
Image
Kuwaiti Diwaniya
Mar
31
Image
The Seven Corners of Life: #1 ­ Health Plan
Mar
31
Image
OICC - Cricket Tournament
Apr
3
Image
Jamal Mohamed College Alumni Association Kuwait Chapter organizing Women's Health Camp
Apr
3
Image
Al Furqan Quran Hifd Competition registration going on
Apr
6
Image
Amrita SPARSH-Field Trip to Autism Center
Apr
9
Image
YMCA Kuwait - Kalamela
Apr
10
Image
Q8 Clicks Photography workshop "Behind the Scenes"
Apr
10
Image
“Mega Musical Nite”
Apr
10
Image
Kozhikode District Association Mahilavedi Art & Feast Festival – 2015
Apr
10
Image
United Friends Cultural Association (UFCA) 5th Anniversary
Apr
10
Image
Digital Photography Workshop “Photography 101"
Apr
17
Image
MusiQ Beats celebrating 1st Anniversary
Apr
17
Image
Youth India pravasi kalolsavam on April 17
Apr
17
Image
Heart Beatz School of Dance, presents the ultimate dance night, RAVE’15.
Apr
20
Image
Cookery Show by Welfare Kerala Kuwait
Apr
24
Image
TRASSK Kalolsavam 2015 (Arts Festival)
May
1
Image
Tulu Koota Kuwait set to stage Rasamanjari 2015
Dec
4
Image
SPARSH presents a Talent Show with a Difference for Indians living in Kuwait
Its your portal, its your platform, so get involved.




NEWS
WHATS'ON
ASSOCIATION NEWS
EDUCATION
IIK TECH
IIK SPORTS
LIFE STYLE
YATRA
DINE-OUT
AUTOMOBILE
IIK YOUNG REPORTER
CLASSIFIEDS
FORUM
GREETINGS
GALLERY
ENTERTAINMENT
PLACES IN KUWAIT
CONTACT US