By Deliana
2 years ago

Skin Benefits of Pumpkin

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Pumpkin and other winter squash have many benefits for your skin. Why healthy pumpkin is such a great super food for improving your skin’s tone and appearance?
Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and other carotenoids found in the bright orange pulp of pumpkins can help defend your skin cells against oxidative damage.
Free radicals from environmental pollutants and UV light can start to break down the connective collagen and elastin that holds our skin together. The long-term results of this collagen and elastin breakdown are wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin C, well known to protect skin from free radical derived oxidative damage that can lead to poor tone, wrinkles and even skin cancer.
Vitamin C is also required for the production of collagen and elastin, the connective proteins that maintain skin’s firmness and elasticity. Eating vitamin C rich foods may help promote collagen production over time for better tone and appearance.
Pumpkin and winter squash are good source of minerals like potassium, manganese, magnesium and iron. They are also rich in copper and zinc that can be especially beneficial for healthy skin.
Pumpkin and winter squash also have most of the B vitamins in varying amounts. Of these, niacin and folate are of particular interest for their skin benefits.
Good digestive health has many benefits for our skin. Even with the best creams and treatments it’s hard to achieve healthy appearance with a sluggish intestinal tract loaded with toxins.
Poor digestion and elimination for instance will often show up as a tired face and unhealthy looking skin. Pumpkin and winter squash may help here as well with their high levels of dietary fiber to get things properly moving in your digestive tract.
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Melsdename I love all types of Gourds. My garden has Gagguza (not sure of the spelling lol. Yellow squash,zucchini, merlitons, cucumbers white pumpkin. We grow avocados green onions all types of citrus threes and our own spices. It is one of our favorite hobbies. The only thing we dont have is pumpkins. They didn't take for some reason this year. :( absolutely wonderful post. Very educational
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Deliana Thank you, my dear @Melsdename!!! 💘 You're blessed with such an abundant garden!!! 💘
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