Named useful properties of pumpkin.
Pumpkin is one of the oldest and most popular vegetables in our kitchen. Food suitable fruit in boiled or roasted, pumpkin seeds has long been known for its healing properties, in Ukrainian culinary traditions, there are even recipes from baked pumpkin flower.
In the tale of Cinderella the fairy godmother transforms into the coach it pumpkin — you know, why it was used in the text of Charles Perrault? Yes, because in the 17th century, this vegetable is guaranteed to be found in the kitchen in any place, even in poor house.
As you know, “everything is medicine and everything is poison” — this old adage applies to the pumpkin. It can bring the body and the benefits and harms is especially important to know about the rules of its use women.
Use pumpkins: orange cure
Find utility the pumpkin people began a long time ago. Because the content of nutrients and medicinal substances the fruit is superior to many vegetable crops. In pumpkin pulp contains essential minerals – potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus. There are also vitamins B1, B2, B12, PP. But especially pumpkin is rich in provitamin a – beta-carotene. This compound protects the body from the harmful effects of the environment, and cells from cancerous transformation.
In addition, pumpkin pulp lot of pectin – a dietary fiber that gently cleanses the intestines. Even the pumpkin is useful for heart ailments, kidney and liver, insomnia, hemorrhoids, arteriosclerosis, colds, gout, nervous disorders, vision problems. In India, this fruit is used for the treatment of tuberculosis.
What are the benefits of pumpkin for women
For women especially useful raw pumpkin,including pumpkin juice and roast pumpkin and its seeds. With pumpkin dishes you can lose weight, lower cholesterol and bring the heavy metal compounds from the body. Useful pumpkin and for the treatment of gynecological diseases. The flesh of a ripe vegetable helps with infertility, cervical erosion, female inflammation, vaginitis.
Useful pumpkin and pregnant – due to the high content of calcium, magnesium, iron, it will help prevent anemia. And menopause pumpkin dishes will help to reduce the unpleasant symptoms of this period and relieve nervous tension. Important! Mature and healthy pumpkin should be firm, fleshy, heavy and firm, without cracks and dents. Important and variety of vegetable. Bright orange fruits are more suitable for soups. And for cereals and baking it is better to take pink and yellow pumpkin.
Who can not eat pumpkin
Excluded from the diet of a pumpkin should in such diseases:
Digestive diseases in acute form
Disorders of acid-base balance in the body
It is impossible to abuse raw pumpkin seeds during pregnancy: it may lead to premature birth.
Pumpkin juice will harm digestive problems: it can cause nausea, bloating and diarrhea. Baked pumpkin has a mild laxative effect and can cause diarrhea.
In all other cases the pumpkin will undoubtedly benefit women’s health.