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Pumpkins, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Spice Latte

Tis the season to the pumpkin spice and all things nice. At Ryves Up!, the kids grew pumpkins to help act as a natural suppressor for weeds. While they can always carve the pumpkins for a good decoration, this holiday season also brings the hype for pumpkin flavored everything back into style (or not if you are one of the negative nellys pissed about pumpkin spice lattes for no good reason). I am here with good news as 3 billion pumpkin pies are made for Thanksgiving dessert; it is actually one of the healthiest holiday desserts!

If there is a nutrient, it is in a pumpkin. Well, maybe not. But pumpkins do offer a wide range of nutrients. Pumpkin is a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese while also providing many other nutrients.

Pumpkins also provide many health benefits that I think we all need in our lives. Some of the things that eating pumpkin could do for you are:

  1. Lower Blood Pressure
  2. Sleep Better
  3. Have a Healthier Heart

As happy as the kids could be with a nice Jack-O-Lantern, (hopefully) they would be as happy with pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread and it would help them grow and prosper! Also, now going into the holiday season, you can eat a whole pumpkin pie by yourself guilt free! Okay, maybe don’t eat a whole pie, but make sure to have a slice. Below you can see many other delicious foods that you can indulge in!