Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pumpkin

Orange Power!

The power of pumpkin is not just for fall. Autumn may put you in the mood for some pumpkin pie, but pumpkin nutrients and benefits are great all year round.


The nutrients in pumpkin are really world class because they are rich in fiber and an abundance of disease-protective nutrients including potassium, magnesium and vitamins C and E. And pumpkin contains one of the richest supplies of antioxidant carotenes compared to any food. Pumpkin is one of the 14 "Superfoods" highlighted in Dr. Steven Pratt's groundbreaking nutrition book SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life. And, The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine states that "higher blood concentrations of beta-carotene and other carotenoids obtained from foods are associated with lower risk of several chronic diseases." Both carrots and pumpkin have the best balance of alpha and beta-carotenes.

Furthermore pumpkin is helpful in soothing upset stomachs.

Looking for the benefits of pumpkin for your dog? Thrive Foods offers Hip Health Pumpkin Spice human grade SuperTreats for dogs. Our Pumpkin Spice treats contain the power of pumpkin. They have natural antioxidant protection from pumpkin, cranberries, cinnamon and flax seed, so your dog is happy and healthy from the inside out. They also have turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon SuperSpices with antioxidant benefits. Turmeric is know for the powerful antiflammatory properties of a compound called curcumins.

Click here for more information. http://www.supertreats.net/Treats.html

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