Diet & Weight Magazine

Super Food: Pumpkin

By Keithpayne

Super Food: Pumpkin Did you know pumpkin is a great post workout food? Well, a cup of pumpkin contains more potassium than a banana. Potassium helps restore electrolyte balance in the body after a hard workout. Pumpkin is also a rich source of beta-carotene that may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer including those of the lung, colon, bladder, cervical, breast, and skin. Pumpkin is a great low calorie source of fiber.
Nutrition Facts
(1 cup cooked, boiled, drained, without salt)

Calories 49
Protein 2 grams
Carbohydrate 12 grams
Dietary Fiber 3 grams
Calcium 37 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Potassium 564 mg

Zinc 1 mg
Selenium .50 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Folate 21 mcg
Vitamin A 2650 IU
Vitamin E 3 mg

Keith Payne
Functional Strength Systems

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