How Pumpkins Can Spice Up Your Life… From Increased Libido to Vibrant Skin.

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Everyone knows it’s officially pumpkin spice season but many people don’t know about the powerful nutritional punch that pumpkin seeds offer. Pumpkins are one of Fall’s superfoods and have many health benefits that can work for you.

Increased Libido and Energy

Pumpkin seeds are a great plant-based source of zinc, which has been proven to balance hormones and ignite your sex drive. A 100 gram serving of pumpkin seeds contains 7.5 milligrams of zinc, roughly 50% of the daily value for this mineral.

Zinc can improve men’s ability to produce testosterone and is one of the primary nutrients required for a healthy prostate. Studies have shown that higher zinc levels are correlated with higher sex drives in women. In addition to zinc, pumpkins contain many other sex drive linked minerals such as niacin, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

Get Radiant Skin

Pumpkin seeds offer glowing skin benefits from the inside out. Eating pumpkin seeds and applying them to your skin in the form of masks can offer anti-aging benefits.

Vitamin A found in pumpkins can help reduce the signs of aging. This vitamin repairs skin damage and promotes new cell growth. The zinc and selenium found in the seeds can combat acne and sustain collagen levels of the skin. Pumpkin seed’s essential fatty acids preserve moisture and support the regulation of oil production.

With pumpkins in abundance this season, it’s time to help them spice up your life by adding them to your diet and beauty routine!

Do you need more Pumpkin in your life?  Try Green & Tonic’s Pumpkin Chia Pudding today!

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Packed with fiber and vitamin rich pumpkin lightly sweetened with maple syrup, pumpkin chia pudding is Green & Tonic’s most popular seasonal pudding.  You can customize your pudding by adding granola, nuts, or dried fruit.

Are you on a Green & Tonic cleanse? Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a perfect cleanse offering for breakfast or snack.

If you would like more information about the cleanses offered at Green & Tonic you can check out our website at greenandtonic.com or contact cleanse@greenandtonic.com to schedule a consultation with a certified nutrition counselor.

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By: Baily Bate, CHC, Green & Tonic Health Coach

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