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7 Reasons Why Pumpkins are the Best

1. Pumpkin can make your dog stop farting.


I was astounded by this fact after hearing it from a friend. I tried it, and surprisingly my dog doesn’t fart anymore (or it’s completely silent and masked by my pumpkin candles). Pumpkin is great for your dog’s bowel system and reduces tummy-aches too.


2. Pumpkin is a customizable canvas.


Pumpkin is everywhere, thankfully. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Spice Jello, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, pumpkin decorations, pumpkin candles, the list goes on and I love every bit of it. Add chocolate, whipped cream, peanuts, oreos, and other goodies.


3. Pumpkin smells just like a candle


Or, you can just get this amazing candle from Yankee Candle (I have 4).


4. Pumpkin has a ton of health benefits

According to Eat Local Grown, the nutritional qualities of pumpkin include vitamin A (healthy vision), C (immune system), and E (immune system, endocrine system), beta-carotene (healthy vision, immune system), potassium (metabolism), magnesium (metabolism and muscle relief), and pantothenic acid (or Vitamin B5, which helps the body convert food into fuel).


5. Pumpkin is high in fiber.


According to Eat Local Grown, pumpkin is loaded with fiber and contains a mere 50 calories per cup.


6. Pumpkin makes you feel better.


Pumpkin is packed full of serotonin. Get all that serotonin in your body, girl. Feel better.


7. You can eat it raw and not feel bad about yourself.


Unlike other raw foods (cookie dough is my guilty pleasure, I’m not ashamed), pumpkin is okay to eat raw just like any other fruit and vegetable.


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