By bareMinerals | October 23, 2015

We love us some pumpkin. Who doesn’t? Especially come fall when it’s E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. From lattes to muffins, pumpkin is the ultimate seasonal staple. But did you know there’s more to it than just tasting oh-so delicious? Here are 4 beautiful benefits of this super food. Orange you glad it’s fall…

  1. SHARPER VISION: One cooked cup of pumpkin contains more than 200% of your daily intake of vitamin A. This mighty vitamin helps the health of your peepers (especially in dim lighting). We’ll eat to that.
  1. FEEL FULLER (FASTER): With the holidays comes a lot of eating…and stretchy pants. Pumpkin has 3 grams of fiber per cup so you’ll feel fuller faster. Did somebody say pumpkin pie?
  1. BETTER ZZZZs…and MOOD: Pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan. That’s right, just like your delicious Thanksgiving turkey. This amino acid not only makes you sleepy, but also helps the body create serotonin that’ll help you relax after you stressed getting ready to host that holiday party. High five to you, hostess.     
  1. PROTECTS SKIN FROM SUN: Ever heard of beta-carotene? It’s a fancy word for a compound that helps protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. You beta believe it.

So what are you waiting for? Go whip up a Pumpkin Coconut Curry or some Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats, and taste those beautiful benefits.

How do you get your pumpkin fix? Tell us in the comments below.


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