Benefits of Pumpkins
The compounds that give pumpkins their bright orange color can protect you from developing lung cancer, according to Michael T. Murray, author of The Condensed Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. The same compounds help prevent heart disease. A 2010 article published in Nutrition Research Reviews notes that pumpkin reduces inflammation. Inflammation can lead to many chronic health conditions, including cancer and heart disease, as well as Type 2 diabetes and arthritis.