Pumpkin, A Nutritional Rock Star!
Did you know that one cup of pumpkin not only contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which aids vision, particularly in dim light, it also contains more potassium than a banana with 564 milligrams to a banana's 422. A little extra potassium helps restore the body's balance of electrolytes after a heavy workout and keeps muscles functioning at their best. According to Sarah Klein at The Huffington Post, it also may help your heart, aid in weight loss, reduce cancer risk, protect the skin, boost your mood, and boost your immune system. Wow, right! At Sweet Sassy Molassey Bakeshop, we love to use pumpkin in our recipes because it is better-for-you. Check out our pumpkin cupcakes and our pumpkin muffins this holiday season!