Unusual Wellness Partners: Pumpkin and Collagen
Pumpkin is a fall-favorite in the produce aisle; pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple and Jack-o-Lanterns have made pumpkins an icon of the season. And, of course, we can’t forget the prolific pumpkin spice! But pumpkins are more than just decoration or trendy ingredient; these round, orange squashes have tons of health benefits that completely justify their fame and make them the perfect partner for a collagen supplement like Traditional Tonic Nourishing Collagen.
The first eye-catching benefit of pumpkin is that it is so high in fiber but low in calories that it can be a great weight-loss tool. There are about three grams of fiber in a one-cup serving of pumpkin but that same serving has under 50 calories. Because of this, eating pumpkin will make you feel full for longer without loading yourself with calories or starches. When you feel full, you cut back on the urge to snack that can lead to bad food choices. Traditional Tonic Nourishing Collagen is also super low in calories but contains lots of protein, another great way to feel satisfied and feed your body without the unnecessary calories. These two are a diet dream-team of all of the benefits with none of the weight gain.
On top of the weight loss benefits of this duo, pumpkin is full of awesome vitamins and minerals for whole-body health that pairs perfectly with the wellness power of collagen. Pumpkins contain over 100 % of your daily Vitamin A requirement as well as lots of Vitamin C, are two of the most important vitamins for daily health. But pumpkins also contain beta-carotene which is great for better vision and smoother skin. Since collagen is the protein that your body uses to keep your skin looking young, pairing it with pumpkin provides even more of a beauty boost. Both pumpkin and Traditional Tonic also contain amino acids that protect your muscles and make you feel healthy and strong so that you can take on your day.
Who knew that pumpkin, the classic icon of fall festivities, was such perfect match for your collagen regimen? In addition to being a nutrition dream, this squash is versatile enough to become a pie, a soup, a smoothie, or provide a delicious snack of roasted pumpkin seeds, all recipes that are the perfect place to incorporate your daily dose of Traditional Tonic. With so many benefits and so many uses, there’s no question that pumpkin deserves its royal status. In fact, maybe we should all be even more obsessed with the humble pumpkin than we already are