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Pumpkin Juice-Ready for Halloween

With Halloween right on our doorstep, why not experiment with some pumpkin juice that is sure to bring a smile to your little ones.

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Pumpkin juice has several health benefits due to which it can be used as a healthy substitute for carbonated drinks. Moreover, pumpkin has a high content of vitamin D as well as minerals like copper, iron and phosphorus. Juicing is a suitable way to obtain these nutritional benefits of pumpkin.

 

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin meat ( without the skin)
  • 2 green apple
  • Ginger

Method

  • Wash the outside of the pumpkin properly and peel the hard outer skin of the pumpkin.
  • Deseed the pumpkin and cut it into small chunks.
  • you can use the pumpkin seeds to make delicious pumpkin seed milk also
  • Pumpkin juice can be served over ice to enhance its cooling and refreshing effect.

Benefits of pumpkins

Pumpkin Juice for Health:

The benefits of pumpkin juice are numerous. Just like the vegetable itself, pumpkin juice contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E and beta carotene; minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, sucrose and organic matter. It also contains carbohydrates and certain vital salts and proteins. Half a cup of pumpkin juice is recommended every day, thanks to its various medicinal and therapeutic properties. Some of its health benefits are given below.

1. Benefits Liver & Kidney:

Pumpkin juice is very beneficial for liver and kidney. Those suffering from kidney stones and gall bladder problems can improve their condition by drinking half a glass of pumpkin juice three times a day for ten days.

2. May Prevent Arteriosclerosis:

This orange colored juice is a great cleanser that helps to get rid of the old build-up of arterial deposits, thus reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke. The high content of anti-oxidants helps in preventing arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries).

3. Aids Digestion & helps cure constipation:

Pumpkin juice is beneficial for the digestive system and is helpful in curing both constipation and loose motions due to its laxative action.

4. Aids Proper Functioning of Kidney & Urinary System:

This juice is effective in curing ulcers and acidity. It enables proper functioning of kidney and urinary system.

5. Good Sedative Benefits:

Due to its sedative properties, pumpkin juice is effective in curing insomnia. Insomnia patients are advised to drink a glass of pumpkin juice with honey.

6. Help with Lowering High Blood Pressure Risks &  help to reduce Cholesterol:

It minimizes the risk of high blood pressure. It contains pectin which helps in reducing cholesterol.

7. Excellent Cooling Agent:

A mixture of pumpkin juice and honey is an excellent cooling agent and thus can be effective in lowering the body temperature.

8. Relieves Morning Sickness:

Pumpkin juice is effective in providing relief from morning sickness in pregnant women.

9. Heals Viral Hepatitis A & Reactivates Liver Function:

Those suffering from viral hepatitis A can benefit from drinking pumpkin juice as part of their regular diet. The biologically active substances present in it help in reactivating liver functions.