Podcast 137-It is Pumpkin Season!

Welcome and thank you for listening. It finally feels a little like fall in Florida. That means am runs start less than 80 and pumpkins are in the stores. Both are welcomed. Buying fresh pumpkins to eat can be a little intimidating. However, the taste and nutritional value are superb. A couple of easy ways to cook are to roast in the oven until the skin comes off easily or in an electric pressure cooker. Pumpkin is actually nutrient dense and low in calories. They contain lots of beta carotene and vitamin A. They have been shown to be good for macular degeneration. The seeds are also a good source of vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids. Ginger goes well with pumpkin and also packs a big punch with regards to anti-oxidants and phytonutrients. The non volatile substances in ginger root such as gingerols, shogaols, and paradols have lots of anti inflammatory properties. They help to neutralize oxidation in the body that leads to inflammation, atherosclerosis and DNA damage. I talk about these and much more during the episode. I also wanted to share some thoughts I have on the head games we all play with regard to exercise and nutrition. I hope I shed some insight. Just like most things in life the more you put in, the more you get out of your efforts. However, there is a progression and we need to be patient with our bodies as they heal. You did not get diabetes or vascular disease overnight so it takes a little patients to get things reversed. The fabulous news is that it CAN be reversed. Work hard, be mindful and enjoy health.
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