Three Pumpkins

Pumpkins

October is just arrived and is that month of the year when pumpkin is in power. We can find it everywhere from recipes to Halloween decorations. But, maybe pumpkin also has other hidden qualities.

The specific pumpkin colour, orange is the clear evidence that this vegetable is an important source of “beta carotene”, a powerful antioxidant that protects your immune system, heart and even prevents cancer.

But the pumpkin benefits are more than that. A pumpkin diet can help you lose more than 17 lbs in just two weeks. It sounds tempting, isn’t it?

PUMPKIN BENEFITS

This vegetable has a high content of “vitamin C”. This vitamin increases the resistance of your immune system, making it stronger against typical seasonal diseases such as cold and flu. Chubby and full of soft and sweet core, pumpkin also provides you with a considerable amount of ‘vitamin E”, which is essential for the beauty of your skin.

Pumpkin is also an important source of minerals such as potassium, zinc and magnesium. Magnesium supports your bone health and potassium helps you to keep a fluid balance in your body. Pumpkin is also rich in proteins, phytosterols and lecithin.

PUMPKIN DIET

Autumn is the best season to keep a pumpkin diet if you want to have enviable slim silhouette and ready for the holiday season. Do not forget, a cup of pumpkin contains 5 grams of fiber, which means that eating pumpkin regularly, not only you lose weight, but your body will be cleaned of all toxins.

Your pumpkin diet will combat fluid retention, having a diuretic and laxative effect. Let’s see together your pumpkin diet for two weeks.

Day 1 – On your first day of the diet it is advisable to eat only pumpkins.

  • Breakfast:  A salad from pumpkin, carrots and lemon juice | Pumpkin bran porridge
    Lunch:  Pumpkin soup with zucchini, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, onions, parsley
    Dinner:  Baked pumpkin

Day 2 – On your second day of diet eat only pumpkin and fruits.

  • Breakfast:  Salad | Pumpkin porridge
    Lunch:  Vegetable soup with pumpkin | Pumpkin pie with apples and plums
    Dinner:  Fruit (apples, pears) | Citrus juice.

Day 3 – On your third day of diet eat pumpkin and moderate meat.

  • Breakfast:  Salad | Pumpkin porridge
    Lunch:  Soup with potatoes and meatballs | Pumpkin
    Dinner:  Salad with pineapple, pumpkin and croutons

Day 4 – On your fourth day of diet eat pumpkin and vegetables.

Breakfast:  Porridge | Lettuce | Pumpkin
Lunch:  Vegetable soup | Stewed peppers
Dinner:  Pumpkin stew | Vegetables | Mushrooms

In the day 5 of diet pumpkin, repeat menu of day 1;

In the day 6 of diet pumpkin, repeat menu of day 2 and so on for 14 days. Do not forget to drink at least 2 liters of water daily and try to exercise a little.

Pumpkin is a nutritious diet and helps you have a fullness feeling for long time. It is good to know that after 14 days the diet you should not suddenly start eating fried foods, sausages, hamburgers, cakes, etc

Continue to have a diet based mostly on vegetables, fruits and whole grains, to be sure that you will not trigger the Yo-Yo effect, which put all the weight back.