October 17, 2022

The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Who doesn’t love pumpkins? Whether you carve them for jack-o-lanterns, chop them up for pies or bread, pose with them for fall photos, or savor their essence in your fall latte, pumpkins have a cult following that comes out each fall. But did you know pumpkins also have many health benefits? It’s true! Not a fan of the flavor of pumpkin? You don’t even have to eat a pumpkin to get the benefits of this versatile gourd. Want to know how pumpkin can improve your health? Keep reading to learn some of the amazing health benefits of fall’s favorite fruit (yes, they’re a fruit!).

Though the origins of the pumpkin are not known for sure, it is believed that they originated here in North America roughly 9,000 years ago, and they were an important part of the diet of the Native Americans inhabiting the land. Today, continuing that tradition, we use pumpkin in everything from breads to the seeds. We even use them in face masks here at Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach! Thankfully, pumpkin is also packed with vitamins and minerals, so consuming it is all pleasure and no guilt!

The Heart

They say the heart wants what it wants, and the heart definitely wants pumpkin. That’s because pumpkins are chock-full of potassium, which is great for reducing blood pressure!

The Metabolic System

Pumpkin has a high beta carotene count, which can boost your metabolic health. This manages both your blood sugar and also how the fat is distributed on your body. Furthermore, because pumpkin is a high-fiber food, it can help control spikes in blood sugar.

The Immune System

Pumpkin is great for the immune system, because of its beta carotene content. This is because beta carotene can be transformed by the body into vitamin A, which your body then uses to ward off infections, especially in the intestines, as vitamin A also helps toughen up the lining of your intestines.

The Eyes

The eyes definitely have it when it comes to pumpkin! Between the beta carotene, which assists the retinas in absorbing light and zinc, vitamin C and Vitamin E, that work together to help guard against macular degeneration, pumpkin can definitely benefit your eyes.

The Skin

The largest organ on your body, pumpkin can definitely help make improvements to your skin. Beta carotene, as well as vitamin C and vitamin E work together to help protect the skin from UV damage from the sun, and can help improve the tone and texture of the skin.

But you don’t have to ingest pumpkin to get the skin rewarding benefits! Our FarmHouse Fresh Splendid Dirt Nutrient Mud Mask With Organic Pumpkin Puree is used in our Cinzia Signature Facial with FHF Pumpkin Mask, available now through the end of October. This luxurious Autumn Feature spa treatment uses pumpkin to detoxify the pores, reducing their appearance, and creating an even skin tone and healthy glow to the skin!

To learn more about our Autumn Features, the FarmHouse Fresh Splendid Dirt Nutrient Mud Mask With Organic Pumpkin Puree, or any of our other products or services, please contact Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach today.

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