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HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SOUP

Here is how to make your own home made pumpkin soup.

In this page… we will go through the benefits of  

PUMPKIN

CARROTS

CELERY

PUMP THE PUMPKIN SOUP

What is Pumpkin? (if you do not wish to read all of these.. scroll down and watch 3 minutes video).

Pumpkin in Asia, many of us called it Squash. When we here squash we know its the round curvy dark yellow or dark orange in colour or some can be mix of yellow green or beige. We think that it is from a kind of soil we plant pumpkin. Pumpkin in my hometown are growing anywhere.

Pumpkin or Squash is one of the widely grown vegetables incredibly rich in vital antioxidants, and vitamins.  A kind of vegetable with less in calories.

It abundant of vitamin A, and flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, xanthin, and carotenes.

Secondly, eating pumpkin increases satiation and helps you feel fuller longer, by slowing down digestion and regulating blood sugar levels.

By eating pumpkin, it also help you sleep better.

Pumpkin seeds contain up to 1.7g of fiber, and mashed pumpkin has up to 3g of fiber per cup.

 

Helps you have a healthy heart.

Increased fiber intake can also help protect you from heart disease.

 Increase your prostate health

Pumpkin seeds should make their way in to every man’s diet for good reason. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in man.

Cancerous prostates show much less Zinc compared to healthy prostates and several studies have implicated impaired zinc status in the development and progression of prostate malignancy.

Pumpkin is rich in Zinc; it contains more than 2mg per ounce which can contribute to the prevention of prostate cancer.

Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral that aids in many physiological functions like the creation of ATP.  (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body).
It relax our nervous system,  as well as muscle growth and regulating bowel movements.  

Antioxidant benefits – women love this

Beta carotene, is a provitamin the body converts into vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant that has been associated with its ability to fend of cancer.

Beta carotene is thought to play a role protecting cells, boosting the immune system and helping to keep the reproductive system healthy. Get some pumpkin into your life!

A half cup of canned pumpkin packs 953mg of vitamin A and only 42 calories.

Eat some pumpkin, to burn  fat
Pumpkin is a great high nutrient, low calorie food. With only 42 calories per cup and loaded with fiber, pumpkin will keep you full longer.

Regulate your blood sugar levels to keep food cravings at bay which helps you eat fewer calories and burn more fat.

 Eyesight sharper

A cup of pumpkin will meet your daily vitamin A requirements that aid in the integrity of your vision, especially in dim light according the National Institute of Health.

 Boost your mood

Serotonin deficiency is a growing concern for many people. Researchers claim that it’s an epidemic inflicting its unique dark cloud misery on people and it’s noted that 80% of people suffer from serotonin deficiency.

The reason why serotonin is important to overall wellness is because it’s our primary defense against depression and anxiety.

A simple way to make sure you’re producing natural serotonin is to include foods that contain the amino acid tryptohphan which gets converted to serotinin in your body.

Pumpkin seeds contain loads of tryptophan which will help keep us on a good mood.

This is my video on recipe for Pumpkin Soup with no salt added

BENEFITS OF CARROT

Carrots contains biotin, vitamin K, dietary fiber, molybdenum, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.    They are a good source of manganese, niacin, vitamin B1, panthothenic acid, phosphorus, folate, copper, vitamin E and vitamin B2.

I love eating carrots as raw. However, cooking them increases the nutrients.

Cooking carrots whole before chopping them up boosts their anti-cancer properties by 25 per cent, researchers say.

carrots in Davao is best to buy them from the wet market side.. You can get this carrots at Bankerohan Public Market.

In Johor, there is a place I love to go for organic pumpkin in Bukit Indah . The Video of my youtube channel shows more..

 

Our vision is Improved

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.

Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. A study found that people who eat the most beta-carotene had 40 percent lower risk of macular degeneration than those who consumed little.

Prevent Cancer

Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

Researchers have just discovered falcarinol and falcarindiol which they feel cause the anticancer properties.
Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by the carrot that protects its roots from fungal diseases.

Carrots are one of the only common sources of this compound. A study showed 1/3 lower cancer risk by carrot eating mice.

  Keeps us young

The high levels beta-carotene act as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It help slows down the aging of cells.

 Health Glowing Skin from inside out

Vitamin A and antioxidants protects the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, uneven skin tone.

 

Powerful Antiseptic

Known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts shredded raw or boiled and mashed.

Prevent Heart Disease

Studies show that diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein.
The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots binding with bile acids.

Cleanse the Body

Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibres present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

Healthy Teeth and Gums

It’s all in the crunch! Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or tooth paste.

Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva, which being alkaline, balances out the acid forming, cavity forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.

Prevent Stroke

you may like to read my personal sign of hypertension 

By having carrots into our pumpkin soup, I believe can add not only all the goodness we need but also  adds good taste and flavour.

 

 

CELERY

celery
Celery plants. and the celery stalk came from that celery plant

Celery has the scientific name Apium graveolens, is a vegetable in the plant family called Apiaceae. The benefits of celery begin with it being an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6.

I love to incorporate Celery  in my pumpkin soup or to any  food, either for juices or for soups because celery does contain sodium, but it is not the same thing as table salt. The salt in celery is organic, natural and I believe is the best food we can intake.

If you consider watching that waist line and keep it curves, consider making your own pumpkin soup.

sounds like we just created a plan in making great pumpkin soup now.. lets do it!

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