Superfood Tip: The power of pumpkins |

Superfood Tip: The power of pumpkins

It's that time of year where pumpkins will be carved into various jack-o-lanterns, placed on front porches and illuminated for Halloween fun. But pumpkins also have a number of health benefits and stand strong in the lineup of superfoods for the body, according to

The website states that pumpkins are "phenomenal" and are high in fiber, low in calories and have an abundance of disease-fighting nutrients, such as potassium, pantothenic acid, vitamins C and E and magniesium.

"The key nutrient that boosts pumpkin to the top of the SuperFoods list is the synergistic combination of carotenoids. Pumpkin contains one of the richest supplies of bioavailable carotenoids known to man," stated an article on

Such nutrients and vitamins are great for weight loss, vision and fighting cardiovascular disease, to name a few.