The Great Pumpkin is also great for your eyes! Eye Health:
Perhaps the most widely researched components of pumpkin, evident in its bright orange colour, are its eye-protecting carotenoids called Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Pumpkin is one of the best sources of Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Research shows that a deficiency in these carotenoids is a common cause of blindness, and people with higher Lutein and Zeaxanthin have a significantly lower risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
And if you’re cutting into a fresh pumpkin, don’t throw away the precious seeds! They can easily be dried and eaten raw. They’re not only delicious, they are super high in nutrients including omega 3 and 6 essential fats, antioxidants that reduce cancer risks and calming magnesium.