Health Bite

The People's Friend - - Short Story By Elizabeth Mckay -

Pump­kin is in abun­dance at this time of year, and the bright or­ange flesh is packed with vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and plant nu­tri­ents.

It is one of the best food sources of the an­tiox­i­dant beta-carotene, which boosts im­mu­nity and can help re­duce your risk of cer­tain can­cers (such as prostate and colon can­cers). It of­fers pro­tec­tion against asthma and heart dis­ease while de­lay­ing age­ing through­out the body.

A high potas­sium level also com­bines with vi­ta­min C con­tent and fi­bre to help lower blood pres­sure.

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