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Get Healthy This Thanksgiving with Pumpkin Recipes for All

Thanksgiving is approaching fast, and I know I am planning my menu for this years feast.   However, I thought I would change it up a bit and do something that had a bit of a healthy twist.  Yeah,  I know when you think of Thanksgiving it is hard to put the word “healthy” with it.  But, if you check out my collection of recipes you will see that you can eat foods that have a health benefit, when you add pumpkin to your recipes.

Check out my collection of amazing recipes.  Some mine, and some from others.

Pumpkin is packed with great health benefits.

1 cup of pumpkin has 200 % of your daily vitamin A

3 grams of fiber per cup of pumpkin

49 calories per cup

Pumpkin seeds have phytosterols, which helps fight the “bad” cholesterol

Pumpkin contains antioxidant beta-carotene, which helps with Cancer prevention

The free-radical-neutralizing powers of the carotenoids in pumpkin help fight wrinkles

Helps to boost your mood.  One handful of pumpkin seeds are rich in the amino acid tryptophan, known to boost mood

564 milligrams of potassium to help refuel after a workout

11 milligrams of vitamin C per cup of pumpkin

Now, since you know how good pumpkin is, maybe you will be more tempted to enjoy it this Thanksgiving.

Check out my collection of amazing recipes.  Some mine, and some from others.

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About Sheila Thomas

Hi, My name is Sheila and I am the Living Smart Girl. My goal is to bring everyone the latest and greatest tips and advice on fitness, healthy choices, recipes, shopping, beauty, home and garden, family and parenting, daily deals, travel, and so much more. I love fitness, but life is more than just exercise and when you visit Living Smart Girl you can connect the dots and live a well rounded life ~ the Living Smart way :)

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  1. I love pumpkin just about any way it is fixed.
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  2. YUM. I absolutely LOVE pumpkin pie. SO glad to know it is *kinda* healthy LOL
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  3. You did awesome, this collection is beautiful!

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