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October 27, 2014 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

3 Awesome Reasons to Eat Canned Pumpkin

  • pumpkinCanned pumpkin provides the highest concentration of carotenoids of all foods. Carotenoids are special plant-based antioxidants that keep our hearts, eyes, and skin healthy while lowering our cancer risk.
  • Canned pumpkin is fantastic for weight control because it is high in fiber and low in calories.
  • Given its remarkable nutritional firepower, it is a food that is dirt cheap yet quick and convenient to use. Stir it into your morning oatmeal or yogurt and add it to your “healthy” baked goods like corn bread or homemade granola. I always have a can or two in my cupboard!