Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

October Health Tips: Pumkin Season

I do not know about you, but when I think of fall I think of pumpkins! This month I would like to share some nutrition tips and recipes all about pumpkins. Pumpkins provide many nutrients from its flesh to its seeds. The flesh is very low in calories and it contains beta-carotene, a natural antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A which is important for skin and eye health and immunity, viamin E, and fiber. The seeds are high in protein, healthy mono- and poly- unsaturated fats, zinc, and iron. Hopefully, now when you see a pumpkin, you will think of the health benefits this fall favorite can provide! Fresh or Canned? When cooking pumpkin, you can either use fresh or canned. Canned pumpkin typ

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