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Coughing this season, catching the cold or feeling a bit under the weather? Here is the answer to all your troubles - kaddu, bhopla or pumpkin. The winter vegetable of pumpkin is the richest source of Vitamin A, carotenes, Xanthin and Zeaxanthin. This makes it extremely nutritious and a powerhouse everything your body needs to be healthy! It is unfortunately not liked by many because of its peculiar taste. But this Halloween and Thanksgiving vegetable should definitely be a part of your diet. Celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, who guides Bollywood’s stars including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Kareena Kapoor Khan on what to eat and what not to eat, tells us why the humble pumpkin is so good for your health.
The folate in pumpkins will help improve iron assimilation and haemoglobin levels and leave you feeling fresh and acne and dandruff free this season.
Pumpkins help fight infections, boost your immunity and speed up recovery.
The Vit B and the B6 will help cut down bloating and ease away PMS pain.
Pumpkins are versatile and can be made into anything you fancy – pooris, sabzi, curry, sambar or even halwa.