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The benefits of Pumpkin

Popular during fall holidays, the pumpkin is one of the most nutritious fruits available. Packed with disease-fighting nutrients, it offers numerous health benefits.When applied to the skin in the form of a facial treatment or body wraps, the natural alpha hydroxyl acids, vitamin c and zinc (all anti-aging properties) will minimize and tighten pores, leaving skin younger and fresher.  Vitamin A and other natural fruit enzymes will hydrate thirsty skin giving you a smoother appearance.Pumpkin as a food is low in fat and calories and rich in disease-fighting nutrients such as:

  • Alpha-carotene
  • Beta-carotene
  • Fiber
  • Vitamins C and E
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Pantothenic acid

The beta-carotene in pumpkin may also reverse skin damage caused by the sun and act as an anti-inflammatory. Alpha-carotene is thought to slow the aging process.So as the days become shorter and the temperatures drop, enjoy the many benefits of this golden orange gourd- first by visiting Vito Mazza’s for a relaxing Pumpkin Skin Refresher and Body Wrap and then by indulging in the many recipes ranging from pumpkin soup to pumpkin pie. Enjoy!