The Health Benefits of Pumpkin: A Complete Guide for Immune Support and Disease Prevention

2023-10-24 00:12:29

Al-Marsad newspaper: Russian pediatrician Dr. Anastasia Lyotova revealed: Pumpkin is considered a seasonal product that is very beneficial for health, because it is rich in carotene, which is why its color is orange. It also contains vitamins A, groups B, C and E, and microelements – potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, dietary fiber, natural antioxidants and vegetable protein. All of these substances have a beneficial positive effect on the body. Which makes it beneficial for a depleted body infected with various diseases, such as tuberculosis. To maintain the normal functioning of the immune system, these patients must add it to their diet.”

According to what she said in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia”, it is preferable to eat pumpkin after moderate heat treatment. The ideal daily amount for adults is 200-300 grams, and for children, it is preferable not to exceed 100 grams per day, and not more than three times a week.

She points out that pumpkin has a diuretic effect and contains substances that help metabolize fats and carbohydrates, while potassium and magnesium have a positive effect on the functioning of the heart. Vitamin K and beta-carotene also have a protective effect on cell membranes (especially against various oxidizing agents). Vitamin A is important for the normal functioning of the immune system, and along with carotene, it is important for visual function.

According to her, it is not recommended for people who suffer from digestive system diseases, including gastritis, ulcers, pancreatitis, gallstones, colitis, etc., and it should be avoided because it contributes to increasing the alkalinity of the center of the stomach.

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