I love when fall rolls around because that means it's pumpkin time! This is my 9 year old nephews favorite dessert, and has been ever since he was old enough to eat it.
This is a great recipe to cut out some of the fat and calories from the original Pumpkin Cheesecake. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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Benefits of Pumpkin:
Pumpkin is a part of the squash family. Pumpkins are rich in provitamin A and antioxidant flavonoids. It helps prevent arteriosclerosis and cancer. Since they are rich in potassium and low in sodium, it acts to prevent hypertension and its negative consequences (arterial blood clots and stroke).
It is a good source of beta-carotene, which is beneficial to the loss of visual acuity or vision disorders originating in the retina.
It is 1 of the 3 of the most effective, proven anti-carcinogenic vegetables, since it contains beta-carotene, vitamin C and vegetable fiber.
It is a mild laxative, along with its soothing cation on the digestive tract. It is suggested for constipation.