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Ways of Adding Pumpkin into Your Diet

Posted on 10/10/2016 by Jonathan Woodyard
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Pumpkin is incredibly good for you to eat, and it helps your entire body look and feel better. The benefits that come into your body from pumpkin also extend into your mouth, and leave your teeth looking and feeling better for having eaten it. If adding pumpkin into your diet is your goal, here are a few fun and easy ways of bringing it into your daily routine.

Fun Ways of Getting More Pumpkin into Your Diet

If you are not big on pumpkin flavor, try indulging in pumpkin seeds. They are really good for you, provide lots of fiber, and they give your mouth a lot of the vitamins it needs to get and remain healthy.

For those who like the flavor of pumpkin, there are a lot of ways that you can add it into your diet. There is always the favorite of pumpkin pie, but that tends to be a bit high in sugar. If you want a similar flavor with just a bit less sugar, make yourself a pumpkin pie smoothie with yogurt and fruits as the natural sugars instead of refined sugars.

As an alternative to the meat of the pumpkin, you can also use pumpkin oil in anything that you would use oil for. You can change out some pumpkin oil when you are baking sweets, use it as part of a vinaigrette, or even put some in the bottom of a pan that you are cooking dinner with so food does not stick.

Pumpkin is a great resource for a lot of vitamins and minerals that your body needs. When the goal is to increase how much pumpkin you have in your diet, then these easy ways should help you get those benefits. Indulge in some this fall, and see how much better your mouth feels by your next dental appointment.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your oral health.


Woodyard Dental Care, PSC

Dr. Jonathan Woodyard, DMD

3235 Olivet Church Road
Paducah, KY 42001



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