Monday, June 2, 2014

PUMPKIN FOR HEALTH Benefits AND Side Effects ...!

Content-Rich Nutrition, Pumpkin Has Many Benefits 
Pumpkin can reduce the inflammation that causes Being 
Chronic Health Problems, Including Cancer, Heart Disease, 
Type 2 Diabetes and Arthritis Disease.
Nutrition Research Review

Buah waluh besar
Big pumpkins
scientific classification
C. argyrosperma

C. maxima
C. moschata
C. pepo
source : pumpkins, Wikipedia

A pumpkin vines with large leaves and hairy, tribal members Cucurbitaceae large consumption of fruit, this plant comes from the Americas (Peru and Mexico) are now sweeping much warmer climate. Pumpkin varies greatly in shape, size and color, generally the size of the pumpkin is 4-6 kg and can reach a weight of 25 kg, usually orange or yellow color shows several varieties of dark green, brown and gray, the color is strongly influenced by the yellow pigment -orange skin.
Ingredients Pumpkin
Pumpkin is also known for its rich carotenoids (beta carotene) that act as antioxidants, in addition to having biological activity as provitamin-A, can also act as antioxidants are effective at low oxygen concentrations (Sinaga, 2011), Research Kandlakunta, et al. (2008) stated that the content of beta-carotene in pumpkin 1.18 mg/100g. The content of vitamins and minerals Pumpkin is: Folate, Niosin, Pantothenic acid, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Electrolytes, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium (Ca), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc , Phyto-nutrients, α-carotene, ß-carotene, ß-Crypto-xanthin, lutein-zeaxanthin.
Nutrient content of pumpkins presented:

Nonutrient content content
1Energi (kal)2,9
2Protein (g)1,1
3Lemak (g)0,3
4Karbohidrat /pati (g)6,6
5Kalsium (mg)4,5
6Fosfor (mg)64,0
7Zat besi (mg)1,4
8Vitamin A (SI)180,0
9Vitamin B (mg)0,9
10Vitamin C (mg)52,0
11Air (%)91,20
12BDD (%)77,0
source : (Sudarto, 2000 : 16)

With a weight of 100 grams of fresh pumpkin save an average of 7384 mg IU (International Units) of Vitamin A, this is equivalent to about 246 percent of the total supply of daily needs. In addition, the flask contained compounds that give color yellow (physically pumpkin orange light), Nutrition Research Review article explains the pumpkin can suppress inflammation that causes chronic health problems, including cancer, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and diseases arthritis. 
of the nutrient content is very rich, pumpkin has many benefits, the following benefits are covered pumpkins from some of the nutrients contained in them:
  • Vitamin A-beta carotene, approximately 246% of the RDA, is a natural anti-oxidant that is strong and needed by the body to maintain the integrity of the skin and mucous membranes, and vitamins essential for good visual sight, the study showed that natural foods rich in Vitamin A helps body protect against lung and oral cavity cancers, and anti-natural oxide has UV (ultra violet) rays filtering actions in the macula lutea in the retina of the eye. The content of beta-carotene which is very good for a lot of help:

    1. Heart, rich in beta-carotene have a lower risk of heart disease, beta-carotene and Vitamin E work together reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol (LDL), thereby decreasing the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
    2. Respiratory system, beta-carotene and vitamin C was found to increase lung capacity and relieve respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.
    3. Carotenoids help maintain proper communication between cells, so effective for the prevention and fight against the growth of cancer cells
    4. The immune system, beta carotene helps activate the thymus gland, the thymus gland to stimulate the immune system to fight infections and viruses and destroy cancer cells before they spread.
    5. Protect from radiation, combined beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E to protect the body significantly from the sun's ultraviolet radiation and chemotherapy.
    6. Diabetes, research shows that the low beta-carotene susceptible to impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes.
    7. Another benefit, prevent rheumatoid arthritis, the treatment of dry skin, eczema and psoriasis, prevent cell damage from free radicals and physical activity
    8. SIDE EFFECTS ... A study found that in smokers, beta-carotene increased lung cancer and carotenodermia (yellow skin). smokers beware ...!

                  • Pumpkin has a high water content, and is a super food because of the high amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients No 14 (natural nutrients);
                  • Phosphorus, an essential mineral in the body (the second largest after the minerals Calcium), with the role: Maintain healthy bones and teeth; Staged urination; Maintaining brain health; Helps body protein synthesis; Keep from bloating and indigestion indegesti; Hormonal balance; Helping biochemical processes;
                  • Vitamin C, Vitamin C is a basic function of increasing the body's resistance to disease and help the healing process along with anti-oxidants. Vitamin C is kolage forming compounds (proteins important in the preparation of the skin);
                  • Low in calories and contain no saturated fats (cholesterol),! 00 grams only provides 26 calories but rich in dietary fiber, recommended by medical experts pumpkin can reduce cholesterol and weight loss. To have a healthy digestion, normal adults need 20-35 grams of dietary fiber each day;
                  • Low sugar, good source of calories with a low sugar content and can balance blood sugar, the pancreas produces insulin to help performance reduces the risk of diabetes;
                  • Antioxidants (substances that can slow oxidation, the chemical reactions that form the binding of oxygen and release of hydrogen), the flask contained a lot of antioxidants that fight against cancer;
                  • Pumpkin seeds are an excellent nutritional fiber and unsaturated fatty acids are good for heart health (and proteins, minerals and vitamins) in 100 grams of pumpkin seeds there are 559 calories, 30 grams protein, 110% RDA of iron, 4987 mg of niacin (31 % RDA), selenium (17% RDA), zinc (71%), contains the amino acid tryptophan for brain health.

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