The pumpkin. Pretty. Distinguishable.
Valued from its being anti-anxiety to anti-viral and a lot in between! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares just how
nutritious and useful the Cucurbita maxima, the formal name of the pumpkin, is, a vegetable whose flesh,
seed, peel, flower, and leaves all offer nutrients our
Manahawkin chiropractic patients can take advantage
of. Extraordinary levels of minerals, flavonoids, carotenes,
phenols, and total antioxidant activity are profuse in the
leaves and flowers while the seed is loaded with nutrients and
amino acids. All sections of the pumpkin have powerful
nutrients! (1) Nutrition info like this is a part of the chiropractic service we deliver. This fall, maybe you will want to reconsider throwing
your pumpkin in the trash!
DECORATIVE, DERMATOLOGICAL, AND MUCH MORE: anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiolic, non-irritating, antidiabetic, antioxidant,
The Cucurbita maxima is well-known for its decorative
appeal as well as economic value and as a generator of wasted
resources when its time is up. Its abundance of bioactive
compounds (flavonoids and coumarins) as well as antioxidant and pharmacological
value that are just now being appreciated. (2) Pumpkin
seed extracts were found to be safe and to extend
significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties nearly similar to aspirin and brufen/ibuprofen. (3) In the lineage
of winter squash, the pumpkin’s Cucurbita maxima - with its polysaccharide
substance plus its overall phenolic and flavonoid
content - has more antidiabetic and antioxidant activities than its related Cucurbita
moshata. (4) Another study found that the nutrition of the pumpkin fights
several viral infections (like HCV, HIV, ADV7, etc.) with its antioxidant,
anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. (5) The peel has the greatest
number of flavonoids. Peel extracts are not cytotoxic or aggravating
to the skin, making them potentially effective
for cosmetic product use. (6) The pumpkin’s value is more than skin
PREVENTIVE OF NIGHT BLINDNESS IN CHILDREN AND EVEN ANXIETY
What about facilitating the prevention of childhood night blindness reported to be an issue
around the world? Fortifying yogurt with
β-carotene (vitamin A) via pumpkin (and pumpkin pie spice and ground pumpkin
seed) was showen to be a nutrient-rich food with the low-cost
advantage of potentially preventing or decreasing
childhood blindness. The pumpkin rendered it tastier!
The pumpkin seed that they ground up for the yogurt may also reduce
the intensity of the central nervous system related anxiety and depression. C.
’s secondary metabolites like arginine, β-carotene, quercetin, and other
antioxidants may be the helpful contributors.
All these are healthy contributors.
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with Dr. Robert Borzone on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management to help a patient get back to
healthy organic gardening.
Make your Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment today. No matter the back pain condition, that brought you to our office, enjoy your decorative pumpkin
and figure out a way to use it for your health