PUMPKINS

Agricola Gloria good fruit from the world.
Pumpkin is a concentrate of antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids, in particular beta-carotene (the precursor of vitamin A, which acts as an umbrella for eyes and skin), vitamin C, which strengthens the respiratory tract, and vitamin E, which facilitates cell renewal. Rich in water and fibre, pumpkin boasts diuretic and laxative properties that make it excellent in regulating intestinal functions, reducing abdominal bloating and water retention. Thanks to its low glycaemic and lipid content, this tasty vegetable is ideal for combating diabetes and hypertension. A study by Indian researchers showed that proteins extracted from its seeds have unique effects in treating high blood sugar. Pumpkin is also a valuable source of magnesium, the anti-stress mineral par excellence, which helps relax muscles and nervous tension, benefiting the body and mood. Pumpkin contains tryptophan, an amino acid that stimulates the production of serotonin, a hormone essential against mild depression and nervous hunger. Also for this reason, it is recommended for menopausal women suffering from hormonal and mood swings. In addition to containing tryptophan, a substance necessary for the synthesis of serotonin, the hormone of happiness, the orange colour of pumpkin gives vitality, banishing negative thoughts and apathy! Pumpkin stimulates the urinary tract because it contains cucurbitine, an important active ingredient, which has remarkable anti-parasitic and purifying abilities, useful in the treatment of urinary tract disorders. Pumpkin seeds are also a source of essential nutrients for the body and contain unsaturated ‘good’ fats, vitamins and minerals including zinc, magnesium and potassium. Whether eaten raw or in oil form, pumpkin seeds are also well-known remedies in traditional medicine for treating urinary tract inflammations such as cystitis and prostatitis. As confirmed by science, therefore, filling up on these oily seeds allows you to protect yourself a little from the risk of urinary tract problems.

Agricola Gloria Srl has collected this information published on various websites, and its sole purpose is to disseminate health advice and promote good practices in the consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit. It doesn’t in any way represent a cure and doesn’t replace medical advice, which should always be consulted before embarking on any dietary regimen.

Agricola Gloria Srl, has always marketed this precious and beneficial fruit, an effective aid to the health of us all for a very long time, selecting the best producers from all over the world.

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