Autumn is golden, rich and beautiful outside. Now nature is giving out gifts especially generously. One of the most wonderful gifts of this season is the pumpkin. It is not for nothing that in the legends of the peoples of the world and in many fairy tales, pumpkin is endowed with mystical and magical properties. Indeed, in our gardens it is the largest vegetable, which is not only very tasty, but also useful for human health.
As a food product, pumpkin is useful for almost everyone - both newborn babies (in the form of juices, cereals and mashed potatoes), and the elderly, and pregnant women. Therefore, by right, pumpkin can be called a leader among vegetables, helping to improve the body's health. Its pulp contains a lot of pectins, fiber and carbohydrates. It also contains proteins, organic acids, vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, iodine, iron, copper, manganese, etc.
Due to its composition, this vegetable is used in folk medicine to prevent many diseases. Cardiovascular disease, which is widespread today, requires the inclusion of various pumpkin dishes in the diet. In addition, the constant use of this vegetable facilitates the course of diseases such as heart failure, hypertension, edema and vascular atherosclerosis.
Also, pumpkin is good for obese people who want to lose weight - it contains few calories and creates a feeling of fullness due to the abundance of fiber in its composition. The pectins contained in its composition perfectly cleanse the body of toxins and toxins. Therefore, when cleaning the liver, intestines and kidneys, it is recommended to include the pumpkin in your diet.
For this, pumpkin juice is best suited, which has a choleretic and diuretic effect, it perfectly helps to cleanse the body, improve digestion and normalize the nervous system.
Drinking half a glass of pumpkin juice with a spoonful of honey, you are guaranteed to forget about insomnia. This juice is also able to cure a cough or recuperate after a serious illness. Remember, pumpkin juice is forbidden to be consumed by people with exacerbated diseases of the stomach and intestines. In such cases, it is better to use pumpkin porridge (semolina, rice or millet), or baked pumpkin, which can even help with stomach ulcers.
In addition, pumpkin pulp is an excellent antiemetic. Pumpkin is a real salvation for pregnant women during the period of toxicosis. She can also help small children who are seasick in transport or in case of seasickness. In such cases, you should use fresh pumpkin juice, which must be drunk in small quantities (no more than half a glass).