The pumpkin. Pretty. Recognizable.
Valued from its being anti-anxiety to anti-viral and a lot in between! New Roads Chiropractic Center presents 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 deliver nutrients our
New Roads 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 offer powerful
nutrients! (1) Nutrition info like this is a part of the chiropractic service we deliver. This fall, maybe our New Roads chiropractic
patients want to reconsider tossing
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 ornamental
value as well as economic value and as a generator of wasted
resources when its time is up. It has plenty of bioactive
compounds (flavonoids and coumarins) as well as antioxidant and pharmacological
value that are just starting to be appreciated. (2) Pumpkin
seed extracts were analyzed to be safe and to extend
significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties nearly akin
to aspirin and brufen/ibuprofen. (3) In the family
of winter squash, the pumpkin’s Cucurbita maxima - with its polysaccharide
substance as well as its overall phenolic and flavonoid
content - has more antidiabetic and antioxidant activities than its related Cucurbita
moshata. (4) Another study revealed 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 highest
number of flavonoids. Peel extracts are not cytotoxic or irritating
to the skin, making them potentially valuable
for cosmetic product use. (6) The pumpkin’s value is more than skin
PREVENTIVE OF NIGHT BLINDNESS IN CHILDREN AND EVEN ANXIETY
How about facilitating the prevention of childhood night blindness said 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 made it even more appetizing!
The pumpkin seed that they ground up for the yogurt may also decrease
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 sources.
All these are healthy contributors.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Borzone on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management to help a patient get back to
healthy organic gardening.
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic
appointment now. No matter the back pain condition, that brought you to our office, enjoy your decorative pumpkin
and find a way to repurpose it for your health