Look, it’s not your fault. Pumpkins are colorful, fun to carve, and practically hurled at you from every direction this time of year. But is that really so bad? Because it turns out this staple of fall is truly good for us.

1.) Eyesight
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2.) Fiber

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They are rich in fiber which means you can eat less but feel fuller.

3.) Seeds
pumpkin-seedsPumpkin seeds contain phytosterols which help reduce cholesterol and tryptophan which can contribute to a happier mood.
4.) Cancer Prevention
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They are rich in antioxidents that have been shown to help prevent cancer and protect your skin.

5.) Potassium
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A cup of cooked pumpkin is found to be rich in potassium aiding in recuperation after a workout.
6.) Scent
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And some researchers say the scent of pumpkin can attract men. According to Dr. Alan Hirsch, Director of Chicago’s Smell and Taste Research Foundation

The list of health benefits goes on but rather than write them all…we’re going out to pick up some pumpkins!

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