Pumpkins aren’t just for carving on Halloween. This anti-aging recipe for delicious pumpkin muffins is perfect for the fall season, and it’s easy to make, even for novice bakers.
Pumpkins are great ingredients for anti-aging recipes because they’re high in vitamin A—just one cup of cooked pumpkin contains at least 200% of your recommended daily dose of vitamin A, which is known for helping to maintain vision health. Pumpkins also contain carotenoids, which your body converts to vitamin A.
Another reason pumpkins should be part of your anti-aging diet is because they’re high in fiber, which is essential for maintaining digestive health. It doesn’t hurt that they’re fairly low in calories (only about 49 calories per one cup). Eating fiber also helps you feel full for longer, which can help with weight loss.
“8 Health Benefits Of Pumpkins,” Huffington Post web site, October 5, 2012; https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/pumpkin-health-benefits_n_1936919.html.