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Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits

Pumpkin seed oil benefits
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Pumpkin seed oil benefits

Happy autumn! Fall is finally here and the harvesting has begun. This is my favorite time of year the colors, weather and the benefits of the bounties of the earth. Mother Nature drapes the landscape in a symphony of warm colors from vibrant reds, bright oranges to muted yet beautiful shades of yellow and green. The crispness in the evening air  serves as a reminder that colder days are ahead.
Just as Mother Nature’s brisk breeze shakes the acorns from the branches of the oak, she has given the fruit on the vine for us to get gourds-gous. That’s right gourds. That great big pumpkin is not the trick, it’s the treat just waiting to be revealed.
Pumpkins are gourd-like squashes of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae (which also includes gourds). We carve, bake, roast, prepare soups with them and toast the seeds for a tasty treat.

This seasonal jewel offers so much… 

Add it to your diet because not only are they tasty, the seed oil has a high content of fatty acids and provides the joints and bones lubrication. The seeds contain high levels of vitamin B, they also have anti-inflammatory properties to reduce which provide benefit for those that suffer with chronic inflammation such as in sinusitis, arthritis, bursitis, and other autoimmune disorders. Want to reduce your bad cholesterol and lowers high blood pressure and improve your eye health? Pumpkin seed oil. Did you know that studies also show that pumpkins also naturally contains high levels of zeaxanthin, which supports the prevention of weak eyesight and macular degeneration.

Wait, there’s more…pumpkins nourish your skin and hair with beta-carotene, zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium lutein vitamins A (skin healing), E, C (antioxidant), K and Alpha-carotene. It soothes, smooths and moisturize and absorbs deep into the skin delivering noticeable results. It promotes hair re-growth, an excellent addition for dry damaged hair and is effective against thinning hair and hair loss.

While Cinderella understood the real magic of the pumpkin, she also knew it was the pumpkin that added to her beauty.  Perhaps midnight was Cindy’s curfew because as we know a good nights sleep is a key ingredient to healthier skin and hair. Pumpkins…the benefits cannot be ignored. Have a hand full, sprinkle some on a salad, fins a way to add it to your routine. Get Gourds-gous!
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