The vegetable contains many vitamins, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates.
Use pumpkin proven by numerous studies, the main vegetable of autumn is useful for both children and adults.
However, not everyone is advised to include pumpkin in your diet.
Useful properties of pumpkin
Despite the fact that a pumpkin is 90% water, it contains many vitamins, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates. In particular, the vegetable contains such vitamins as A, C, E, D, PP, K, group B and the rare vitamin T
Pumpkin is enriched with such minerals as fluoride, magnesium, copper, calcium, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, iodine. Moreover, pumpkin can be stored at room temperature and does not lose useful properties.
In the pumpkin contains 1 gram of protein per 100 grams pumpkin, thus, the amount of protein in it more than in quail eggs. Pumpkin contains 5 times more carotene than carrots. Carotene in the body into vitamin a, acts as an antioxidant. Carotene is useful for healthy eyes and as a remedy for healing wounds, burns and ulcers.
Pumpkin helps to accelerate the process of digestion and normalize metabolism. Because of the content of vitamin T pumpkin prevents the accumulation of body fat cells, so nutritionists recommend eating a pumpkin for the settlement weight.
The pumpkin has laxative effect, good for gastrointestinal tract. It is recommended for excretion of cholesterol, toxins, impurities.
The high content of potassium consumption of this vegetable improves cardiovascular system and reduces the risk of hypertension.
Nutritionists advise to use pumpkin in tuberculosis, atherosclerosis, constipation, diabetes, gout, gallstones. The flesh of pumpkin is recommended for pregnant women and children. During pregnancy, doctors advise to consume as a natural antiemetic. A decoction of pumpkin with honey helps in nervous disorders and insomnia.
It is useful to use fresh juice during colds and flu, because this drink will help to strengthen the immune system.
Pumpkin seeds are used to treat liver diseases, as an anthelmintic remedy. The large zinc content of the pumpkin can cope with acne on the face and body, fat hair and dandruff.
Dietitians advise to use pumpkin seed oil to improve liver function, prostate, gall bladder, it helps to normalize bowel motility. Regular consumption of pumpkin oil will help maintain a strong immune system into old age.
Vegetable is not recommended for use in severe diabetes mellitus. Raw pumpkin juice is contraindicated drink in gastritis with low acidity, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. You should not eat pumpkin if the person is allergic to vegetable or idiosyncrasy.
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