5 Reasons You Should Eat More Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a Halloween staple, but there is more to these gourds than just something to carve up as a Jack-O-Lantern.

Here are five reasons you should eat more pumpkin:

Pumpkins are packed with fiber, which aids in digestion.

Pumpkins are full of minerals, including magnesium, zinc, iron and potassium, which helps prevent your muscles from cramping after working out.

Pumpkins make you smile. Pumpkins contain tryptophan, which helps your body produce serotonin, a natural mood-booster.

Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses. Pumpkin seeds help lower your bad cholesterol.

Pumpkins have anti-inflammatory properties, which means they reduce your risk of disease and cancer.