Pumpkin or kaddu usually doesn t feature on anyone s favourite food to eat list. But the health benefits of pumpkin are so many it s definitely a good idea to make pumpkin a part of your regular diet. The highly nutritious pumpkin promotes good digestion perfect eyesight weight loss and strong immunity and prevents diabetes heart diseases and breast cancer. Pumpkin is also great for hydration in the body. It is rich in fibre and has a good water retention capacity. 90% of pumpkin content is water. Consuming pumpkin is therefore a great way to hydrate and refresh oneself.