The surprising benefits of Pumpkins

If you thought pumpkins were just for picking or cutting, think again!

The pumpkin is a big beautiful gourd but it's not just for carving.

While it's not officially fall, it feels like with the cooler temps. That, and the fact that pumpkin spice is everywhere!

From pumpkin spice latte to pumkin spice bread and, of course, pumpkin pie: it's here! While those things are loaded with sugar, pumpkin by itself is very good for you.

It's packaged with protein, loaded with vitamins, and full of fiber.

Watch the video above for all the benefits of the fall gourd.

So this fall, when you've carved up the pumpkin for Halloween, save the seeds! Bake them for a healthy snack and it may help you sleep better! 

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