Are you wondering if pumpkin juice is good for your health? Here is a brief on the various pumpkin juice benefits.
Pumpkin is one of the most widely grown vegetables and is incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. This humble backyard, low calorie, vegetable contains abundant quantities of vitamin A, flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as leutin, xanthin, and carotenes.
Just like the vegetable itself, pumpkin juice contains vital vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, D, 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.
How To Make Pumpkin Juice?
Pumpkin juice is an extremely versatile juice that is used in several recipes apart from being consumed in its raw form. For the best juice select a pumpkin that is consistent in color and is sweet (suitable for eating or making pies).
If you want to enhance the flavor of the juice sprinkle in some spices like ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ginger or apple juice or even lemon juice. We suggest adding these in moderation to preserve the natural taste of this wonder juice. Serving over ice only enhances its cooling and refreshing effect.
Want to try it out but not sure where to start? Check this instructional video on how to make Pumpkin Juice quickly and easily.
Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Juice
Here is a life of top 15 benefits of pumpkin juice for better health.
1. Liver & Kidney Ally
People suffering from kidney stones and gall bladder problems can benefit from pumpkin juice by consuming ½ glass 3 times a day over a 10 day period.
2. Prevents Arteriosclerosis
Pumpkin juice exhibits great cleansing properties busting arterial deposits, greatly reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke. The high anti-oxidant content in pumpkin juice aids in preventing stiffening or hardening or the arterial walls (arteriosclerosis).
3. Digestive & Bowel Curator
The laxative properties of Pumpkin juice benefits us by curing both constipation and loose motions.
4. Smooth Functioning of Urinary System
Pumpkin juice aids in toxic waste disposal through the kidney and urinary system. Its curative properties have proved highly effective in treatment of ulcers and acidity.
5. Potent Sedative
Studies have proved the effectiveness of Pumpkin juice in curing insomnia. Doctors advise a glass of pumpkin juice with honey to calm your nerves.
6. Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Regulator
Pectin and Phytosterols, present in Pumpkin juice, help to reduce the bad or LDL cholesterol and subdue heightened blood pressure levels.
7. Excellent Cooling Agent
A glass of pumpkin juice with honey is recommended as a coolant against external summer heat or excessive internal body heat.
8. Morning Sickness Goodbye
Pumpkin juice is effective in providing relief from morning sickness, especially in pregnant women.
9. Heals Viral Hepatitis A & Reactivates Liver Function
Doctors have long recommended Pumpkin juice as part of the regular diet for patients suffering from Viral Hepatitis A. The biologically active substances in the juice act as a natural liver cleanser!
10. Immunity Booster
Vitamin C and other minerals present in the pumpkin juice benefits us as immunity boosters and thus shield the body from viral attacks.
11. Radiant Soft Skin
Abundant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene in Pumpkin juice benefits the skin keeping it youthful, supple and radiant.
12. Burns, Bites & Inflammation Curative
Its coolant properties come in handy in the treatment of burns, abscess and inflammation and insect bites. The vital mix of anti-oxidants in the form of vitamins A, C and E and zinc makes it an excellent healing agent.
13. Anti-Wrinkle & Hydrating
Combined with other ingredients like honey, yoghurt, lemon juice and vitamin E oil, this wonder juice, through it hydrating properties, provides nutrition for a variety of skin types.
14. Promotes Hair re-growth
Vitamin A, aided by a high content of potassium, helps in promoting the re-growth of hair. Pumpkin juice is an active ingredient in hair loss treatments.
Pumpkin juice benefits include moisturizing dry and damaged hair.
Half a cup of pumpkin juice is recommended every day, thanks to its various medicinal and therapeutic properties. So where’s your glass of this marvel juice?
*Warning: Check for your allergic response to Pumpkin juice before trying any of the tips provided above.
Poompa Arasu, if you do try this, be very very careful. Overdosing on vitamin A is toxic. I have nursed two small children who did overdose. They were the colour of pumpkin. And sick.
Butternut squash is yummy!! Roast in oven first then Mashed with butter and real maple syrup dash of salt!!!
Thanks for the info on pumpkin juice, kindly elaborate how you make the juice; Is it by using a juicer or by blending?