Why Enjoying More Pumpkin Is Good for Your Health

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Playing The Health Benefits of Pumpkin and How to Add More to Your Diet

The Doctors are happy to share there are health benefits to the fall pumpkin craze and reveal how eating more of it is nutritious -- but we're not talking about pumpkin-flavored coffee drinks!

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Talia Pollack, blogger, and author of “Party in Your Plants,” joins Dr. Ian Smith to discuss the power of pumpkins, sharing that canned pumpkin will last for a long time on the shelf, is inexpensive, and also filled with fiber (7 gram per cup). She notes viewers need to get canned pumpkin puree, and not pumpkin pie filling which is loaded with sugar.

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She also reveals pumpkin is packed with vitamin A, beta-carotene, and potassium while being low in calories and fat. 

Get all of the recipes for the pumpkin-filled dishes from Talia, including her Vegan Pumpkin Mac N CheesePumpkin Quinoa Risotto, Peanut Butter Pumpkin Blondies, and Pumpkin Vegan Black Bean Chili

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