I can't wait for this weekend because my husband and I are taking our son to the big pumpkin patch in Esperance to pick out our first family pumpkin and to pick up some pumpkins for eating too.

Everyone knows that pumpkins are a Halloween staple, but there's more to these gourds than just something to carve up as a Jack-O-Lantern. Here are five reasons you should definitely eat more pumpkin.


  • 1

    Pumpkins Are Packed with Fiber

    Fiber aids in digestion. Need I say more?

  • 2

    Pumpkins Are Full of Minerals

    Pumpkins are packed full of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron and potassium, which help prevent your muscles from cramping after working out. Potassium is also great to eat if you're pregnant and get nasty charlie horses.

  • 3

    Pumpkins Make You Smile

    Here's something I bet you didn't know. Much like your Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan, which helps your body produce serotonin, a natural mood-booster.

  • 4

    Pumpkin Seeds Are Nutritional Powerhouses

    Pumpkin seeds help lower your bad cholesterol and how can you pass up anything that helps in that department?

  • 5

    Pumpkins Have Anti-Inflammatory Properties

    If you're not sure what this means, basically it means they reduce your risk of disease and cancer.