Pumpkins Are Everywhere This Holiday Season! Pretty AND So Good For You!

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Every year we go running to the stores to find ourselves anything pumpkin related we can get our hands on.

Pumpkins don’t only decorate our porches but they also fill our plates, and it’s good they do, since pumpkin contains a lot of health benefits. So, let’s find out why you need to find reasons to eat pumpkin all season long — and we’ll also go over some of my favorite simple, healthy pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin Health Benefit #1

Enough vitamin A for the entire day.  Just one cup of pumpkin gives you enough vitamin A for two days!  What is Vitamin A good for, you ask?  It keeps your eyesight healthy, especially in dim lighting. Aside from it’s main job of providing healthy eyesight, Vitamin A is also good for your skin and bones. 

 Pumpkin Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Butter

•        2 teaspoons pumpkin spice

•        2 cans pumpkin puree

•        1 cup organic apple juice, no sugar added

•        3/4 cup honey

•        1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

•        1/3 cup maple syrup

Cook all ingredients in slow cooker for 4-5 hours on a low setting.  Chill when complete, and store in refrigerator afterwards. 

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Erika DeJesus