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Pumpkin Nutritional facts

22/10/2012 0 Comment(s) General News,

This Halloween when you carve a pumpkin, don't throw away the flesh and seeds! When you realise the health benefits they offer, you’ll treasure what you once trashed!

Pumpkins are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fibre. They contain many of the key nutrients to support eye health; vitamin A and the anti-oxidants zeaxanthin and lutein. Lutein and Zeaxanthin have been proven to protect the eyes from UV damage and reduce the risk of age-related sight decline.

Eating pumpkins may also reduce your risk of developing diabetes or reduce the side effects associated with this condition. Eye problems are common health complaints associated with diabetes, so eat up, and get creative with some of Cormac’s great recipes below!

To find out how you might benefit from a nutritional consultation, contact Eleanor Winters of Embody Health at 087-6898731, or [email protected] Look out for regular health tips on her facebook page, EmbodyHealthNutrition and her special features in the new look Galway Now magazine.