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Pumpkins: Great for Jack-O’-Lanterns and Great for Your Health

Pumpkins pop up all over the place in the fall – adorning front porches and steps, decorating living spaces, and lining grocery store shelves. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin soups, and pumpkin seeds suddenly enter our diets, but these foods almost entirely disappear from most homes come winter.

Aside from the fact that they taste good, is there a health case to be made for incorporating pumpkins into your diet year-round? Yes! As a matter of fact, pumpkins are full of important nutrients and have a variety of health benefits. If you like the taste, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have pumpkin more often.

First of all, pumpkins are great for digestive health. They are full of dietary fiber and of