Pumpkins are everywhere right now, so let’s take advantage of them!

pumpkins photo cred Hide Obara

Like it or not, pumpkin season is upon us. Pumpkin recipes know no boundaries – breads, teas, coffees, lattes, chai, cake, pie, candles, and the list goes on and on and on.

I just don’t get the fascination. What’s wrong with apple season? Or blueberry season? They get such a bad rap!

Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVE a good clean pumpkin pie, very simple, using plain pumpkin puree with the spices *I* add, not that someone else has canned for me. And if I’m around a well-made pumpkin bread, that’s really pretty darn good.

But all the rest? Well, I guess that just leaves more for you guys!

However – pumpkin SEEDS are actually REALLY good for you! The benefits to your hair, skin, and immune system are many. How many? Let’s see:

  1. They are full of Vitamins E which is a strong anti-oxidant
  2. They contain nice amounts of magnesium, which is good for muscle health and your brain – pumpkin seeds have been called “brain food”
  3. The Vitamin A content is important for generating new skin cells
  4. The Omega 3 EFAs help you produce healthy oils on your scalp, which are important for healthy hair
  5. There is information that strongly suggests pumpkin seeds reduce the risk of prostate cancer and improve bladder function
  6. They contain phytosterols, which are known to help reduce cholesterol levels
  7. L-tryptophan is there.   You know, that stuff in turkey which makes us all comatose after a nice Thanksgiving meal?  Pumpkin seeds.  The bonus is this can also help decrease problems with depression.  So now you can be sleep AND happy!
  8. A good zinc profile helps your bones
  9. They MAY help reduce hair thinning.
  10. The zinc also, along with the selenium content, helps protect your skin against the elements
  11. It’s Vitamin A content (all these nice orange veggies have loads of Vitamin A) is wonderful for skin health.  You’ve undoubtedly seen advertisements for skin care products containing retinol – that’s a the animal source of Vitamin A (the plant source is the carotenoids, like beta carotene)

So there you have it.  Love your pumpkins.  Use the flesh, scoop out the seeds, clean them, lightly coat them in olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt, and roast them.  Oh man, I think I need to go get a pumpkin or 2, since I didn’t grow any this year.

 

Related posts

45 thoughts on “How Does a Pumpkin Give you Better Hair?

  1. Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.

  2. This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped
    me. Thanks a lot!

  3. Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your
    site, how could i subscribe for a blog website?
    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit
    acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  4. These are really fantastic ideas in about blogging. You have touched some pleasant factors here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.

  5. This piece of writing is genuinely a nice one it assists new the web visitors, who are wishing
    for blogging.

  6. What i do not understood is if truth be told how
    you are now not actually much more smartly-appreciated than you might
    be now. You are very intelligent. You already know thus considerably in terms of this matter, made me personally
    believe it from numerous various angles. Its like women and
    men are not fascinated until it’s something to do with Lady gaga!
    Your individual stuffs nice. All the time maintain it up!

  7. Great blog here! Also your web site quite a bit up very fast!

    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link on your
    host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  8. Thanks , I have just been looking for info about this subject for a while and yours is the best I’ve came upon till now.
    But, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you certain in regards to
    the source?

  9. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

  10. Everything is very open with a precise clarification of the challenges.
    It was really informative. Your site is useful.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  11. Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed
    to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of.

    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think
    about worries that they plainly do not know about.

    You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having
    side effect , people can take a signal. Will probably
    be back to get more. Thanks

  12. I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this website on regular basis to obtain updated from most
    up-to-date reports.

  13. Thanks for any other informative blog. The place else may
    I get that type of info written in such an ideal manner? I’ve a challenge that I am simply now working on, and I’ve been on the look out for such
    info.

  14. Amazing! Its genuinely amazing post, I have got much clear idea about from this piece of writing.

  15. Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a
    blog post or vice-versa? My website discusses a lot of the same subjects
    as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you’re interested feel free to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Terrific blog by the way!

  16. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after reading through
    some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it
    and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  17. It’s going to be end of mine day, however before end I am reading this impressive post to improve my know-how.

  18. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you
    knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically
    tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping
    maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and
    I look forward to your new updates.

  19. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
    any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet
    my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some
    time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something
    like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.

    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  20. It is not my first time to visit this website, i am browsing this web
    site dailly and get pleasant facts from here everyday.

  21. I am not sure where you are getting your info, but great
    topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  22. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board
    and I find It really useful & it helped me out much.
    I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

  23. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you might be
    a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and
    will often come back very soon. I want to encourage you to
    ultimately continue your great job, have a nice evening!

  24. This is the right webpage for anybody who wants to understand this topic.
    You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you
    (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You certainly
    put a brand new spin on a topic that’s been discussed for years.
    Great stuff, just great!

  25. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and all. Nevertheless imagine if you added
    some great images or videos to give your posts more, “pop”!

    Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this blog could certainly be one of the most beneficial
    in its niche. Awesome blog!

  26. It’s going to be finish of mine day, however before
    finish I am reading this great post to improve my experience.

  27. Hi there this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you
    have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a
    blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  28. Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a
    few of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  29. Tremendous issues here. I am very glad to peer your post.
    Thanks a lot and I’m looking ahead to contact you. Will you
    please drop me a e-mail?

  30. I just couldn’t leave your website prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the usual information a person provide for your
    guests? Is gonna be again regularly in order to
    check up on new posts

  31. This article offers clear idea in support of the new people of blogging, that actually how to
    do blogging and site-building.

  32. Hi friends, pleasant piece of writing and nice urging commented
    here, I am truly enjoying by these.

  33. It’s difficult to find experienced people in this
    particular subject, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking
    about! Thanks

  34. Hey are using WordPress for your blog platform?

    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up
    my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  35. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article.
    Many thanks for providing this information.

  36. I am now not certain where you are getting your information, but good topic.
    I needs to spend a while learning much more or understanding more.
    Thank you for fantastic information I used to be searching for this information for my mission.

  37. Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if you know afterward you can write if not it is complex to
    write.

  38. Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what
    I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any recommendations for novice blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate
    it.

  39. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and
    visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
    Great work!

  40. Hey there! I know this is kind of off-topic however I needed
    to ask. Does managing a well-established blog such as yours require a large amount
    of work? I am brand new to writing a blog but I do write in my journal everyday.

    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my own experience and views online.

    Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners.
    Thankyou!

  41. Thanks for another informative website. The place else may I am getting that kind of information written in such a perfect approach?
    I’ve a project that I’m simply now operating on, and I have been at the glance out for such information.

  42. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.I
    will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will often come back
    in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you to definitely
    continue your great work, have a nice afternoon!

  43. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I’ll forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  44. Major thankies for the article.Much thanks again. Cool.

  45. I’ve been surfing online more than three hours today,
    but I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty price enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made excellent content as you probably did, the web shall be much more useful than ever before.

I'd love to know your thoughts on this!