In vegetables and fruits, there are so many benefits that you sometimes wonder how generously nature gives us.
In the most common berry - gourd - a huge amount of substances that help a person to maintain health.
Pumpkin is well kept for a long time at room temperature, and at the same time its qualities are greatly improved.
Pumpkin can be called a champion in contentUseful substances necessary for the normal operation of the human body. It has more than 90% water, but in the pulp there are vitamins A, C, E, D, PP, K, B vitamins and a rare vitamin T. The pumpkin also contains amino acids, pectins, proteins, carbohydrates, glucose, fiber, Fructose, and also various mineral substances - fluorine, potassium, magnesium, copper, calcium, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, iodine.
In addition, the amount of iron pumpkin isChampion among vegetables, and it contains more proteins than quail eggs. Also, it is five times higher than carrots by the content of carotene, and it, as is known, in the human body is transformed into vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Pumpkin is eaten raw, boiled, juice is made from it, and pumpkin seeds also go to food. The influence of pumpkin on the human body is very beneficial:
* Helps the work of the intestine (has a lax effect). It is useful for gastritis and colitis-
* Reduces the risk of developing atherosclerosis, hypertension and other ailments of the cardiovascular system-
* Stimulates the passage of biochemical processes in the liver, as well as the activity of the kidneys (can affect the dissolution of stones in the kidney and bladder) -
* Removes from cells cholesterol, toxins, slags, thereby increasing immunity-
* Removes from the body excess fluid, contributing to weight loss-
* Contributes to the cure of diseases of the urinary system-
* Improves the male potency and can be a means of preventing prostatitis-
* Has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, has a sedative effect (helps to overcome irritability, improve sleep, activate attention and memory) -
* Promotes the prevention of eye diseases and strengthening of vision-
* It is applied externally for the treatment of burns, inflammations and abscesses.
Pumpkin can be used at home as a cosmetic, because It improves the condition of the skin and hair, if you regularly make pumpkin masks.
At all advantage of a pumpkin it is impossible for people to eat,Suffering from peptic ulcer disease of the duodenum and stomach, gastritis with low acidity and with a violation of the acid-base balance. In severe diabetes mellitus it is also not recommended.